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Modern Memory Configurations - was :: Re: Java GOOD -- Fire BAD

Greetings All,

> Finally, the amount of memory we're dealing with these days and the
> speed of our processors <snip>

    I wonder if we have enough RAM today that we could dispense with
virtual memory as a global system wide default and only enable it for
applications that really need the extra space.

    I hate hearing OS X constantly paging to disk despite my capacious
RAM or having the disk wake up from sleep mode just so I can open some
little 145K utility app. (I guess Steve Jobs infected me with the bug
that computers should be silent!)

    Moreover, from a Security perspective, I'd really like to be able to
annotate a variable with an "in RAM" declaration to insure that it never
gets paged out to disk where someone could theoretically scrape it out
of a VM swap file.

Warmest Regards,



Peter J. Wasilko, Esq.
     J.D., LL.M.               

Executive Director, The Institute for End User Computing, Inc.

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Its time to abandon brittle architectures with poorly factored
interfaces, gratuitous complexity, and kludged designs dominated
by sacrifices on the altar of backwards compatibility.

Such artifacts are vulnerable to cyber-attack, weigh down the
economy costing trillions of dollars in lost productivity, and
suffer from an impoverished conceptual model that lacks the
integration and elegance needed to empower end users to
get the most from advanced applications in the future.

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