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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refreshing, but laughable
by deathshadow on Sun 21st Feb 2010 16:53 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-12

1) It's very refreshing to see people DEFENDING Windows for a change. Usually when this type of **** hits the *nix freetards come pouring out of the woodwork. Funny though because this is the same thing that happened when Vista was introduced; Many linux users went "well it's about time they caught up on the idea of using available memory for caching"

2) I wonder how these ignorant dipshits at Devil Mountain would react to your average *nix server... Like say, my Debian one.

top - 08:44:10 up 269 days, 21:40, 1 user, load average: 0.20, 0.52, 0.59
Tasks: 111 total, 2 running, 109 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 12.3%us, 0.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 85.9%id, 1.7%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 1996448k total, 1728400k used, 268048k free, 111808k buffers
Swap: 5847620k total, 6740k used, 5840880k free, 1121320k cached

Oh noes, it only has 268 megs of it's 2 gigs free... Oh wait, 90% of that memory use is PHP (APC) and mySQL cache...

Just goes to prove you don't have to know the first thing about Operating Systems to slap together some script kiddy metrics tracking crapplet in visual basic, then market it to the type of people who think you can get serious technical advice in Forbes magazine.

These guys and their software are only one step removed from the bastards who make those fake anti-virus popups, ranking right up there with the 'registry cleaners' the majority of which usually do more harm than good. (there are what, two legitimate ones and the rest are malware?)

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RE: refreshing, but laughable
by Delgarde on Sun 21st Feb 2010 20:05 in reply to "refreshing, but laughable"
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2008-08-19

Oh noes, it only has 268 megs of it's 2 gigs free... Oh wait, 90% of that memory use is PHP (APC) and mySQL cache...


Yeah, my machine's the same. Just 70Mb listed as free, out of 8Gb total - about half of that memory use is cache...

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RE: refreshing, but laughable
by lemur2 on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 00:39 in reply to "refreshing, but laughable"
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2007-02-17

1) It's very refreshing to see people DEFENDING Windows for a change. Usually when this type of **** hits the *nix freetards come pouring out of the woodwork.


This topic has almost nothing to do with Free Software. There are only two points in common that I can even remotely see.

The first point is that there is a Linux utility that will do the same task as SuperFetch, with the same benefits and consequences of running it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preload_%28software%29

So Linux/FOSS software is actually LIKE Windows (or at least Superfetch in Windows) in this respect. Exactly the same observation of performance gains, and the same misguided criticism, could be made of Linux/preload as is being made of Windows/Superfetch. The only real difference is that preload is not normally part of the default installation.

The second point of commonality is right up your street, deathshadow. You are a prime example of a practitioner of this practice ... that practice being mentioned at the start of Thom's second sentence in the introduction:

So you already have an entire legion of misguided folk hating your work for no reason


Happens quite a lot. There is no shortage of misguided folk about.

Other than these two points, there is no involvement of Linux/FOSS in this topic at all.

Edited 2010-02-22 00:49 UTC

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RE[2]: refreshing, but laughable
by lemur2 on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 01:40 in reply to "RE: refreshing, but laughable"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

There is no shortage of misguided folk about.


According to Slashdot, this incident wasn't a case of being misguided, but rather a case of fraud.

http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/02/21/2329249/Windows-7-Memory-Us...
http://infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/unfortunate-ending-357

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