Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jul 2013 22:15 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A war between two of the major conglomerates will always have casualties, and unfortunately for us, this time we are the casualties. We aren't yet at a state where it is impossible to use Google services on Microsoft platforms, but we are moving towards a stricter ecosystem world where we might see Googlers/Gmail users on one side and Bingers/Outlook users on the other. We can only hope for the sake of technologies future and for the sake of innovation that the two companies can learn to work together in an ever expanding world of data." We can hope so, but we're talking large companies, and large companies do not care about users. Never have, never will.
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RE[4]: Google on Windows 8
by Kroc on Wed 10th Jul 2013 14:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Google on Windows 8"
Kroc
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LOL. RAM is not the issue here, Disk IO is. The more programs you have running and the more RAM they consume the more disk IO there is, like it or not. Even with an SSD, disk IO just isn't fast enough to deal with too many / bloated programs.

Keep it simple. Running as few processes as possible makes the system Real-World^tm faster and that has been the result for the last 10 years despite constant improvements in processor speed and RAM capacities.

Go ahead, get 16 GB of RAM, turn your page file off and try running 100+ processes. I can assure you a machine with 2 GB of RAM running 20 processes will _still_ be faster.

Bloated software kills performance almost regardless of any technological improvement. The only true way to be fast is to simply load less data.

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