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Smilidon Sapiens
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Hi,
I wrote an application, a little animation. At work I have a PII 350 with 64 MB RAM and Win NT. At home I have a PIII 500 with 128 MB Ram and Win ME.
The application is much faster at work !!!???
Is the jre designed for Windows NT ???
Thanks for your help!
 
Frank Carver
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Do you have the same JRE version? Do you have anything else running on the machine at home which might slow it down?
 
Smilidon Sapiens
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The same jre and no other apps. Other applications runing normaly.
 
octavyn pittman
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Just a guess here, but the animation probably uses some multithreading, and I would guess that NT's implementation of the multithreading is much better than 98/ME as NT is built to multithread. But then the Java multithreading would all probably be contained inside one NT JVM process so this may have nothing to do with it at all...
Perhaps ME uses more resources in general than the NT? This sounds like a good question for Microsoft to answer...perhaps you could send the example into their tech guys and report back what they send you as a response? It would be interesting to hear.
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Guennadiy VANIN
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I also have the experience that Windows NT is much better than Windows98/ME.
In my previous job everybody used (because it was an organization standard) Windows98 and I used (because I was in outsourcing there) Windows2000.
I hadn't reboot mine for months, while the others were forced to do it every half an hour (sometimes less, sometimes more).
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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