> This is something Win95 has addressed to the degree that MS can claim
> the OS to be multitasking - ie. background apps can run, but not very
> My major objection to the way Macs handle memory is that the user
> specifies the amount of RAM available to an app (given a minimum). This
> is a bloody joke... what if you're running an app that requires
> variable amounts of memory depending on what you're doing at the time -
> the app whinges that it has run out of memory, so you have to shut it
> down and restart it after adjusting the amount of memory it may have!!!
Is this where RAM doubler steps in??
> Look, we can spend an eternity debating the pros and cons of different
> OSs and architectures, but I really don't think this is very productive
> or relevant to progsoc...
Here Here!! I don't thing 'this vs that' arguments are very productive in any
enviroment. But constructive critisism of any product is a good thing, as it
helps us all to make informed decisions as consumers and (software) engineers.
So lets get away from "my computer's cool and your's sucks" posts and try and
share some productive information.
Josh (on soap box)