Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Aug 2005 14:26 UTC
Windows With Vista, Microsoft is addressing what's become a sad truth for most people: PCs run more slowly over time. Vista will automatically de-fragment hard disks, make better use of memory to more quickly load programs, and include a new performance control panel that will identify performance bottlenecks, according to the company. Elsewhere, ActiveWin hosts widescreen, high-res screenshots of Vista.
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Windows Bloat
by svan on Mon 8th Aug 2005 19:52 UTC
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I understand that after fresh install, adding antivirus, few programs will slow down the machine but not by much.

What worries me most is Windows getting slower by itself(aren't the services in the background not using cpu? and doesn't the memory pages they use if, required get swapped to disk?).

I have nice exaple at work, a P3 2k pro box. No one installed any software on it since the initial set up and after few years of use it got really slow. All it has is Office, Symantec AntiVirus, accounts package and a specially developed booking system.

So the article does talk about programs in the system tray, ok it will increase the loading time and use little bit of ram, but by removing them will you actually increase system responsiveness?

And I'm sure SuperFetch will get cancelled few weeks down the road, as nearly every new feature got cancelled so far.

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