pj wrote:the easiest solution is to add memory -- RAM -- to the PC.
and here I thought that 4GB RAM was enough.
pj wrote: Programs contribute by allocating giganormous buffers to have available RAM easily and QUICKLY available to speed up operation of THEIR program.
all programmers should do a apprenticeship at "Rockbox", where they are forced to work with 2M of RAM, and rockbox works beautifully
on many different devices, that could be because the Scandanavian Dev's lay down the law, their compiler thingy is brutal. http://build.rockbox.org/dev.cgi
drac wrote:So assign the blame where it belongs. It is not programmers that are the cause of the bloat - it is ultimately the non-technical users who wanted in on the whole computer experience - that resulted in the bloat. And because those users were not willing to pay $3500 for a simple PC, all the shortcuts taken to lower the price reduced the ability of the OS program to operate at the levels it had in the past.
I don't agree with that design philosophy. Is it wrong for OEM's to give the users what they want?. Users demanded easy to use motor cars faster cars, the industry complied whilst re-engineering all facets of the vehicle. Users wanted quieter aircraft cabins, shorter traveling time, the industry complied, from piston engines to jet engines, avionics went from cogs and gears to "glass" displays, the paradigm shifts were enormous and successful in most technical fields, and yet a pc's users experience is stuck in a "choked" paradigm.
What I see in the PC field is that no matter what the hardware is, poorly designed software will always give the user a bad experience, this is not the users fault, the user wants to click and point, not a unreasonable request, it's up to the programmer to give him/her the best experience, in short there is no accountability for poorly designed software. I grinned from ear to ear when Steve Jobs told his fawning, admiring audience, "Flash Sucks, it's being removed from the store", that got buggy bloated Flash's attention.
Mr. Someone needs to crack the programmers whip.
Thank you all for your patience and information, 64Gig's of ram should be enough for everyone