Windows 7 V.Hitler

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  1. Peyomp

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    http://xkcd.com/528/

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    Hahahahaha

    Click the link and mouseover the image to see the disclaimer, before you rant about it being better. It is a JOKE.
     
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    Lawl

    Beta is pretty cool. Funny comic though.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    how many posts will it take for codex to come in here and start whining about how vista is the best OS and he doesn't see what all the fuss is about.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    whatever the number is, i'll take the under
     
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    I for one am looking forward to his tirade about how a year's embedded programming experience means he's right about everything.
     
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    See, you just don't understand... go take a course on operating systems, and computer architecture.

    The memory that is being used has NOTHING to do with memory being cheap and programmers being inefficient

    Let me try to explain better. Memory is a giant array of tiny little electrical circuits called latches... each of these latches can be in on of two states, charged or discharged. These two states equate to 1's and 0's in binary code. Most systems are word addressable with a typical word size of 2 bytes, or 16 bits.... That means the smallest amount of memory you can manipulate at one time is 16 adjacent bits.

    Now... the state of these bits is entirely arbitrary... as in it matters not if they are charged or discharched. When you close a program, you probably think that the memory the program was using is freed, and you would be correct. However, the actual state of the latches, the bits, in the memory array is unchanged. The data that the program that you closed was using remains after you close it. The operating system memory management code simply remembers that this memory is not being used and is "free" for future use...

    All that vista does is keep your most used programs in ram... if you start one of them up they load instantly, because the long load time comes from the slow transfer of data and code from the hard disk to memory. If you don't start one of the "cached" programs and start another one and your memory is full, it simply writes over the cache, no harm no foul, and most importantly no performance hit. This system is 100% beneficial with no negative side effects. Either you start one of your most used programs instantly and make use of the cached data, increasing performance, or you start some other uncached application and it has to load it from the disk anyway, as it would in any other operating system. So you see, the amount of reported memory use is including this cached data, however it can be said that this memory simultaneously exists in both a utilized AND free state.

    There is NO reason NOT to utilize memory, it makes NO difference what data exists in it. There is absolutely no utility in declaring memory free and compeletely ignoring the data that exists there, as other OS's do.
     
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    :bowrofl: so awesome, that was by far my favorite one.
     
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    I will not let you make a mockery of this courtroom! The people will have their hilarity.
     
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    :bowrofl:
     

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