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« Reply #15: October 28, 2007, 04:55:22 pm »


Yep. One thing about XP is that it's a major RAM eater (so is Vista). I had...erm...256mb of RAM on my old comp...most of that was eaten up at any given time, then I upgraded to 512mb and suddenly, THAT was eaten up to!
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« Reply #16: October 28, 2007, 05:48:06 pm »

Yep. One thing about XP is that it's a major RAM eater (so is Vista). I had...erm...256mb of RAM on my old comp...most of that was eaten up at any given time, then I upgraded to 512mb and suddenly, THAT was eaten up to!

Like most modern operating systems, XP and Vista will use up just about all the memory available (Linux does as well) as they manage the memory. For example, if you have 512K or more in XP, much of the memory "in use" is in the system cache. It's still available for other programs if they need it, but the OS uses that memory to store bits and pieces of programs and data that it "thinks" may be used again in the near future. Using all the memory available (provided you have enough for the OS and you apps to start with) is a GOOD thing as it makes the computer respond faster in most cases. Vista is a memory hog (needing more memory just to work well) but it will happily use most of up to 3.5 gigs or so if it is available.
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« Reply #17: November 08, 2007, 07:27:04 pm »



Time for a screenshot. This is a Gutsy desktop with Windows XP running in Virtualbox in Seamless Mode (something like Parallels with do on the Mac). Gnome toolbars are at the bottom, the WinXP taskbar is at the top. Some XP and Linux programs are running and visible on the same desktop.  You can click on the thumbnail below to go to a full size (1280x1024) jpg on tinypic where you can actually see something.

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I like your desktop background!! Well what I can see of it anyway! Cheesy
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« Reply #19: November 08, 2007, 10:33:54 pm »

I like your desktop background!! Well what I can see of it anyway! Cheesy

It's from InterfaceLIFT.  Lots of good high res wallpaper there.
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