Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jul 2012 01:50 UTC
Windows "Though Windows 7 doesn't quite have the same experience when it comes to resolution and scaling control as OS X does - it can be a bit of a chore to get it just the way you like it - it's still quite useable on the Retina MacBook Pro's 15" 2880 x 1800 pixel screen. I recommend running Windows at full resolution with the 150 percent scaling setting - that seemed to give the best overall usability. 'Retina' class desktop displays are still a relative rarity today, so it will be some time before software developers adapt applications to best take advantage of such a resolution. In the meantime, you should have no trouble running Windows on the Retina MacBook Pro if the need arises." A look at how Windows 8 handles the display would've been nice, too.
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Memory management
by ebasconp on Tue 24th Jul 2012 14:56 UTC
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

My comment is "very" out-of-topic but I am seriously thinking on replacing my macbook pro main OS to Windows because the poor memory management I see in OS X.

I run three virtual machines with 1Gb of RAM each one and my computer (with 8Gb RAM) starts to swap contents to disk, the "inactive memory" is never freed, the "free memory" is around 40Mb and everything gets incredibly slow and makes the computer hard to use with nothing more than VMware Fusion running on top of the host OS.

The same three virtual machines in a Windows box with 8Gb make the system to use barely 4Gb, letting 4Gb free for more Windows apps.

Edited 2012-07-24 14:59 UTC

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RE: Memory management
by sergio on Tue 24th Jul 2012 21:13 in reply to "Memory management"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Lion memory management sucks. It's a fact.

But I think the problem is solved with Mountain Lion at least I've found a much better memory management using the developer releases of Mountain Lion in my MB Air.

ML hits the app store tomorrow so.. Give it a try!

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RE[2]: Memory management
by ebasconp on Tue 24th Jul 2012 21:27 in reply to "RE: Memory management"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

I'll do that. Thanks!

Saludos desde Bolivia.!

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RE: Memory management
by kaiwai on Wed 25th Jul 2012 12:24 in reply to "Memory management"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

For me I always got the feeling that Snow Leopard and Lion were kicking the can down the road to keep the legacy systems happy before they made a big change that would kill off support for older hardware. One of the biggest changes have been the move over to OpenGL 3.x as the basis of their graphics technologies rather than OpenGL 3.x merely being something 'tacked on' the side but with little integration. I'm on Mountain Lion right now and I haven't had any problems yet but compared to Lion t is far more stable than Lion and as for Snow Leopard - I love when I hear revisionist history when Snow Leopard was released and people on Macrumors to declaring that they'll stick with Leopard because Snow Leopard sucks, it's buggy and doesn't have enough features to justify an upgrade.

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