Sunbeltblog on Windows Vista’s attempt to keep Windows up to speed



Sunbelt blog has an article about Microsoft’s plan to keep Windows Vista from becomming more sluggish as the system aged. Microsoft’s plan is to run defragmentation in the background and preloading commonly used components as outlined in this article.

They have a similar take that I had, a bit of a smirk… most of the slowdown people experience with an older computer install is not because the drive’s fragmented, it’s because they have so much junk running at boot and spyware/adware. You might remember that Sunbelt recently announced they had discovered a MASSIVE identity theft ring as they were investigating coolwebsearch.

Another finger is pointed though at software developers. Developers who at one point in time were stingy with memory and judicious with resources, now with developers working in higher level languages (programming languages that abstract the ideas more and make programming more “english language-like”) there is more bloat.

In it they mention the old standby for returning Windows performance to it’s fresh snappiness – reformat and reinstall.

Update: 8/9 12:36 am… Cnet news is discussing the same. They do add an interesting angle in analyzing some of Vista’s approaches to this. At one point there is a comment from a SuSE linux kernel developer on the matter. He seems to think on systems with more memory it wouldn’t be worth the benefit for the complexity it would bring in.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Vista UAP (User Account Protection) - too much? First let me tell you I have not seen first hand Microsoft's Vista UAP (User Account Protection) I cannot then claim firsthand experience with it, the following is and will be based on what I have read plus how it relates and compares to linux and "run as" functionality. George......
  • Microsoft sued over software flaw A South Korean man claims that Microsoft hid information about a flaw in Windows and has filed suit against the Operating System maker. Jang Young-ha, 47, filed the lawsuit against Microsoft with the Suwon District Court on charges of deception, accusing the US software giant of selling the flawed program......
  • Microsoft releases official VML patch!! The big news this afternoon is that Microsoft HAS gone out of the routine patch cycle to release a security fix for the VML vulnerability that's been actively exploited in recent days for everything from sneak keylogger installs to massive spyware installs. Sans has a few links, if you de-registered......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • The Troubles in Installing Software Installing joomla in your computer is a very simple task to do. All you've got to do is to discover copy of this software online. Once you have seen it in a reliable website, download a duplicate from it and save it on your computer. Open the file that you......
  • Microsoft Blogs Review Reading and reviewing corporate blogs from other companies is a great way to learn a little bit more about your own blog. Microsoft has a large community of blogs, and a wide variety of bloggers writing in numerous blogs within this community. There are a number of employee blogs in......
  • Is Your Online Business FUBAR? (function() {var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0];s.type = 'text/javascript';s.async = true;s.src = 'http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js';s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); 8Digg Digg (function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.async = true;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); 8 Digg Digg (function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.async = true;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})();......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site