Ian,
I doubled my virtual ram and the disk acess dropped dramitically.  99SE is
runnning much better


Mike Reagan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Middleton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 5:13 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] XP is a dog


> No problems here with 99SE under XP, certainly faster than Win2K. Disk is
> hardly accessed, except after a very long day using Protel PCB when Protel
> appears to be hogging 100's of Meg of memory. A Protel 99SE restart to
> release the memory and all is fine.
>
> I would hazard to suggest your XP problems are caused by something else
> other than Protel and XP.
>
> Ian
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bagotronix Tech Support [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: 20 June 2002 16:14
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] XP is a dog
> >
> >
> > > some system monitors.     Looks like XP eats about 100 meg of memory
> > without
> > > anything else running.   That's real efficient.   I dont code but it
> > should
> > > use about 10K.       I was using NT for the past 5 out 6 years,  until
> > last
> > > year when I couldnt bear the installation, network setup,  and
> > the patches
> > > Microsoft added to make NT more windows/ multimedia compatible any
more.
> > I
> > > figured why try to make it compatible, why not use the real thing.   I
> > stick
> > > my conclusion,  XP is a dog.
> >
> > OK, I am less than impressed by Microsoft too, but 10K?  Even embedded
> > versions of DOS take up at least 64K.  I do admit 100M is way too big
> > though.  What are they doing with all that RAM?  I know a programming
guru
> > who says that the way Windows processes keystrokes is amazingly
> > inefficient.
> > He says thay allocate a chunk of memory and copy an event buffer or some
> > such block of data, appending the new event in the process.  And this is
> > done with each press of the key or mouse click!  No wonder the
> > resources get
> > fragmented on a Win9X/ME system!
> >
> > Just so folks know, recent versions of Linux are hogs too.  And
> > slow!  Well,
> > not the underlying OS, but the window manager on top of the OS.
> > Yes, that's
> > right folks, the window manager and the OS are separate and
> > distinct things
> > in Linux, not all thrown together and inseparable like Windows.  Try
> > browsing files and directories on KDE desktop on Linux, and compare it
to
> > browsing directories with Windows Explorer.  I have a dual-boot SuSE 7.3
/
> > Win98SE machine at home, and browsing in Linux is MUCH slower
> > than browsing
> > in Windows.
> >
> > That said, I still (mostly) like Linux, I still (mostly) like
> > Windows, and I
> > still think Microsoft is digging their own grave.  Their
> > licensing policies
> > are acting like better and better shovels, and Linux makes the ground
> > softer!
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Ivan Baggett
> > Bagotronix Inc.
> > website:  www.bagotronix.com
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mike Reagan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 5:44 PM
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] XP is a dog
> >
> >
> > > You are probably right Brad.  Most of the comments were W2000.
> > I received
> > > some comments from other engineers that he had no problems with
> > XP/ Protel
> > > combo.      Anyway, XP has the same delays I see with NT with certain
> > > commands ie place track there are long delays which I did not see in
W98
> > > unless my client rcs and ini files got corrupted.       I just
installed
> > > some system monitors.     Looks like XP eats about 100 meg of memory
> > without
> > > anything else running.   That's real efficient.   I dont code but it
> > should
> > > use about 10K.       I was using NT for the past 5 out 6 years,  until
> > last
> > > year when I couldnt bear the installation, network setup,  and
> > the patches
> > > Microsoft added to make NT more windows/ multimedia compatible any
more.
> > I
> > > figured why try to make it compatible, why not use the real thing.   I
> > stick
> > > my conclusion,  XP is a dog.
> > >
> > >
> > > Mike Reagan
> > > EDSI
> >
> >
> >
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