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June 02, 2002


So why is it that a laptop with 1GB of memory installed also turns up with virtual memory turned on?????

Posted by Tom Dolan at June 2, 2002 09:05 AM



cos of code page management (or whatever Apple are calling it this week). programs take up less RAM if VM is on (even if you're just adding 1Mb of 'virtual' space) as only the relevant parts are loaded in and out as required...

morning :-)

Posted by: Simon Thornton at June 2, 2002 10:23 AM

Ah, so the 'causing programs to randomly keel over and grind to a halt at critical moments' wasn't the original intention then? :-)

Posted by: Tom at June 2, 2002 10:29 PM

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