Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Sep 2008 21:33 UTC
Windows A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Acer Aspire One notebook, the variant which came with an Acer-modified version of Linpus Linux. This version was locked-down and difficult to modify, so not too long after I installed Ubuntu, and was reasonably pleased - despite the amount of tweaking it took to get it working. A few days ago, however, I realised Linux wouldn't be ideal for me on my netbook. Due to pragmatic reasons, I'm now running Windows XP.
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RE: FAT, it's all about FAT
by hyper on Fri 5th Sep 2008 06:15 UTC in reply to "FAT, it's all about FAT"
hyper
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You and Thom could also try enabling Enhanced Write Filter:

http://jymster.org/wordpress/2008/06/18/windows-xp-running-from-a-c...

It caches all changes to file system to RAM at sector level (my understanding). If you need to save changes you can commit them manually or automatically on some condition.

Of course this adds some complexity to daily usage. You would probably need to separate documents partition from OS and only enable EWF for OS one. And after installing something and/or system settings change you would have to commit FS changes to disk but I think this should improve FS access speed quite noticeably. Also EWF and 1GB RAM would probably be better combination than 512MB ;)

Edit: URL linking too confusing for me here ;)

Edited 2008-09-05 06:23 UTC

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