I have about 30 applications installed. I have all the patches and everything installed on XP. Yet i have to see any slow down in my XP with a P4 with 4 GB of RAM. I have done timing test and there is no slow down. So i dont know what you guys are doing. Cause i dont notice it.
I use a program that test to the milli-second. It is written by a friend which we use to test Anti-Virus times in VMWare. So i know that this applicaiton works right.
I have Nero installed along with Adobe along with many other applications and i have yet to see this major decrease in time that you claim happens when you load a system down with programs. I know you have been useing a PC for a long time jsut like me. If this was 95 or 98SE i would agree with you completely. But with XP i cant agree. Even in VIsta i have yet to get massive slowdown.
In Vista i have purposefully tried to do it. Running all Adobe products, Nero, Firefox, IE, Opera, and encoded a video. Only after all that did i notice a massive slowdown that i could say "Yes this does cause a machine to become a slug."
Trying to do the same thing in XP did not reproduce the same results. All those programs opened did not cause XP to slow down like Vista. So yes XP is a bit better in this case. But from what your saying is that more than 3 applicaitons causes a slowdown. NO way.I have way more than that and i dont even notice any slowdown. Even with things like windowsblinds running. Along with Icon Package as well.
this is exactly where you don't know what the heck you are talking about.
Sorry but i have to disagree. I have done several test with timing applicaitons. Which i will do again to show you. I will do a fresh install of XP in VMWare. I will time a boot up and time to open IE. I will then load it up with a bunch of junk. I will then time opening IE up again. I bet there will be no difference in load times for the application.
Come on now. I have used PC's for jsut as long as you. We have made great progress in the last 15 years in terms of RAM Speed and CPU speed. A few applications will not cause a OS to slow down that much you need multiple OS's installed to prevent slowdown on a decent machine.