speeding up computers (was Re: Terminals...)

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Aug 23 15:58:30 CDT 2010


On 23 Aug 2010 at 15:19, Brian Lanning wrote:

> The real problem is windows.  They load it up with bloat so that you
> need a faster processor and more memory, then drop support for older
> versions that didn't do so much crud.  The end result is that you're
> forced into upgrading to a slower operating system (that is, it's
> doing more) at the same time you're upgrading to faster hardware.

The real problem is windows setup.  Microsoft's default is to leave 
your "Documents and Settings", "Program files", temp folder and swap 
space all on the same drive.  And then, there's the ever-expanding 
registry.

It is possible to logically partition things and elminate all of the 
gratuitous services, and prune down the registry, but it isn't easy, 
so most people don't.

Sells a lot of new machines and OS software that way.

--Chuck




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