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New Study Confirms That Vista 7 is Bloated

Vista 7 as a pig



Summary: Data from Devil Mountain Software shows that Vista 7 is a memory hog, which is therefore a lot slower for most users

A NEW study (data analysis rather) confirms what we've been saying all along. On many occasions we produced and shared evidence to show that Vista 7 was just too damn bloated (slower than Vista sometimes, except for cases where the reviewers had very modern hardware or received high-end hardware as bribe from Microsoft, in which case the bloat was harder to sense).



Anyway, the study at hand was covered by Gregg Keizer, who is one of the best guys at IDG/ComputerWorld.

Most Windows 7 PCs max out their memory, resulting in performance bottlenecks, a researcher said today.

Citing data from Devil Mountain Software's community-based Exo.performance.network (XPnet), Craig Barth, the company's chief technology officer, said that new metrics reveal an unsettling trend. On average, 86% of Windows 7 machines in the XPnet pool are regularly consuming 90%-95% of their available RAM, resulting in slow-downs as the systems were forced to increasingly turn to disk-based virtual memory to handle tasks.


The above from Barth says that Vista 7 is "larger and more complex", which is a gentle choice of words for "bloated".

In the following new video from Linux Magazine ("Andrew Tanenbaum on Bugs and Minix' Reincarnation Server"), the inspirer of Linux explains that many operating systems have become too bloated. Sorry about Flash alone being an option for viewing.

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