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Subject:RE: Is Vista "there" yet? From:"Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com> To:"David Hailey" <david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 29 May 2008 10:32:10 -0600
David Hailey wrote:
> I have a Wacom tablet on an XP machine, and it not only runs fine, but
> didn't have to install the driver; it was already in XP.
The Vista driver that was giving Simon problems was from Wacom. IME,
drivers for peripherals (and for audio and video cards) come from the
manufacturer, unless the device is so plain vanilla that it uses a
> When working in PhotoShop on my Vista computer, I found that the
> took way too long. The system often hung-up or the program shut down
> without warning. When I finally, checked my task manager for
> I found that I was using well over 60% of my RAM when I did nothing
> than have programs loaded but idling -- PhotoShop, DreamWeaver, Flash.
> When I shut down all programs and rebooted, I found the OS was still
> a little more than 40% of my ram. This problem is strictly. I'm
> touring the Internet, looking for fixes to the memory hog problem.
You mentioned in an earlier post that you have 2 GB memory. From what
I've read, that's the practical minimum for running Vista, and then
only adequate for modest use -- short Word docs, email, internet, etc.
-- not for intensive multi-tasking or resource-demanding applications
like Photoshop. Add more memory; it's cheap.
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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