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What's Windows Doing With It's Time

There are still a few (getting fewer) reasons why I have to boot into 
XP.   One of them is being able to use the Rhapsody client to transfer 
music to my Sansa m240 mp3 player.

So, here I am, with 1G RAM and a 2Ghz Athlon 2400, plenty of disk, and 
my machine crawls to a halt.   I am simply downloading a few music files 
from Real (serially, it doesn't know how to do simultaneous downloads 
like bittorrent), and reading some web pages and reading COLA and email. 
   These activities bring my machine to a dead stop.

Loading a web page takes minutes.   I check Task Manager -- network 
activity, at least according to its graph, is a very, very low -- so 
it's not a network bottleneck.   Then I look at CPU -- it flashes up to 
100% and a low of 50%.   For what?  What is Windows doing ???

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In article <x_GdnU5oKv4nQcTbnZ2dnUVZ_jydnZ2d@speakeasy.net>, 
jabailo@texeme.com says...
> 
> There are still a few (getting fewer) reasons why I have to boot into 
> XP.   One of them is being able to use the Rhapsody client to transfer 
> music to my Sansa m240 mp3 player.
> 
> So, here I am, with 1G RAM and a 2Ghz Athlon 2400, plenty of disk, and 
> my machine crawls to a halt.   I am simply downloading a few music files 
> from Real (serially, it doesn't know how to do simultaneous downloads 
> like bittorrent), and reading some web pages and reading COLA and email. 
>    These activities bring my machine to a dead stop.
> 
> Loading a web page takes minutes.   I check Task Manager -- network 
> activity, at least according to its graph, is a very, very low -- so 
> it's not a network bottleneck.   Then I look at CPU -- it flashes up to 
> 100% and a low of 50%.   For what?  What is Windows doing ???

Very simple clean look at what win will do to the resources of a 
computer, and the frustration it will cause a user.

It still staggers me the amount of raw kludgy sludge just sort of flowing 
around inside win bumping into itself and getting nothing done.

Linux is like many tools I have, lean and mean without any junk bolted 
on.
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flyer1 (1157)
5/28/2007 12:21:56 AM
John Bailo wrote:

> 
> There are still a few (getting fewer) reasons why I have to boot into
> XP.   One of them is being able to use the Rhapsody client to transfer
> music to my Sansa m240 mp3 player.
> 
> So, here I am, with 1G RAM and a 2Ghz Athlon 2400, plenty of disk, and
> my machine crawls to a halt.   I am simply downloading a few music files
> from Real (serially, it doesn't know how to do simultaneous downloads
> like bittorrent), and reading some web pages and reading COLA and email.
>    These activities bring my machine to a dead stop.
> 
> Loading a web page takes minutes.   I check Task Manager -- network
> activity, at least according to its graph, is a very, very low -- so
> it's not a network bottleneck.   Then I look at CPU -- it flashes up to
> 100% and a low of 50%.   For what?  What is Windows doing ???


The answer will be 42, but its still trying to work it out.

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5/28/2007 10:48:46 AM
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