Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Feb 2010 21:15 UTC
Windows It must suck to be a Windows developer. So you already have an entire legion of misguided folk hating your work for no reason (on top of the people hating your work for legitimate reasons), and then a company comes along spreading clear misinformation about Windows' memory usage, based on that company's performance monitoring software. To make matters worse, when said company is called out on its errors, it decides to publish the usage information of an Ars Technica editor's computer. As such, it is advisable to uninstall the software in question.
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siride
Member since:
2006-01-02

BTW, I want to point out the MS-induced trend of using "\" instead of "/" in English prose. I suppose I can suck it up and deal with the fact that they use "\" as a path separator (still irks me, but I'll deal). But I can't abide by people who now think that a "\" is really just another way of writing "/". It's not. It's wrong and it's gotta stop.

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m_pll Member since:
2009-07-16

The backslash in "Memory\Committed Bytes" is in fact a path separator. It's part of the naming convention for performance counters in Windows:

C:\> typeperf /q Memory
...
\Memory\Committed Bytes

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Ahh. Okay, that's acceptable, I suppose. I have, however, seen it used in non-path situations, and that is quite annoying.

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