Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-16-2007, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1
Question Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

i often hear about this Windows Aero feature, and what i'm wondering is: is this something that i'm actually going to want to use, or is it just some little trinket to make things look pretty? most of what i hear inclines me to beleive the latter, that it's just a graphical prestidigitation to eat up my ram.
__________________

Darktalon222 is offline  
Old 07-16-2007, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

Its nothing but eye candy.
__________________

__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 07-16-2007, 05:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

It doent eat Ram. It uses only about 31,000 K of RAM which is less than any browser, email applicaiton and almost less that windows explorer itself. That s under a heavy load as well. As you see in my shot i am adding that DWM which is the aero interface service it is using only 23,000K while explorer which is the desktop uses 24,000K. Cant say that is EATING RAM when it is using less Windows itself.

While it is only eye candy. It doesnt eat ram.

__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 07-16-2007, 07:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 692
Default Re: Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

lmao? 67 processes running at 17%?
__________________
System Specs
Opteron 165 cooled by Zalman 9500A LED // DFI Lanparty UT NF4-D // Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 320-GB Hard Drive // Sapphire X1950XT 256MB cooled by Zalman VF900 Cu LED // 2x1GB OCZ EL Plantinum // Enermax NoiseTaker 430W // Pioneer DVD & Combo Optical Drive // 20" Samsung 206BW Monitor // Logitech Z-2300 Speakers // Logitech G11 Keyboard and Microsoft Sidewinder mouse // Antec Nine Hundred Case
krazieaznboi is offline  
Old 07-16-2007, 07:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default Re: Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

Quote:
Originally Posted by krazieaznboi View Post
lmao? 67 processes running at 17%?
Well the number of processes depends on what you've installed on the system and what you're running. I've been using my system for a good 4 months now and I've got 43 processes. Also opening taskmgr.exe will naturally and obviously cause a small spike on CPU usage.

As for Windows Aero, its intention is to be more 'aesthetically pleasing' compared to its predecessor. I use aero and I'm entirely happy. No one wants an ugly operating system now, right? :happy:

You could always use the classic theme in Vista.
__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Old 07-16-2007, 09:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

Yes 67 processes. Aside from the Services i have running i have the sidebar, Opera, Outlook, ApexDC++, uTorrent, Windows Live Mail, Trillian, UltraMon, Steam, and there was a few more applicaitons hidden. So to have 67 processes and 17% CPU usage with over 12 applicaitons open and running. Not to shabby. Considering i alspo have the Eset Smart security Beta which has 5 processes of its own. For incoming, outgoing monitoring of not only net traffic but emails and then there was the scan that was going on as well.

So to have that little used and to have that much going on. Its a good things. I dont ever notice a performance hit at all on my system. That is why i run so much stuff at once.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 07-16-2007, 09:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,585
Default Re: Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

progress is good...tech evolves...normally when computer tech evolves in hardware, things look better and prettier right?

text based OSes, 8bit..16bit..32bit...etc games in graphics get better too right? You know those fancy hollywood computer GUIs in movies? They don't have to just be fantasy...those things will eventually come to us.

Just as 4 megs and a 250mb harddrive were huge when I built my first computer around age 16 or so....2gigs and 500gbs are average and affordable.

Sure you could be one of those peculiar types who complain about an OS being just eye candy, using up so and so resources and "hogging" X amount of ram....or you could think progressively. You're not still trying to reboot and reconfigure autoexec.bat or config.sys to squeeze out that extra 20k of conventional memory, or shifting around the placement of himem.sys within said files, or trying to find replacement lower footprint sound and cd drivers....

No? The future is good...progress is good.



It's like a house that has a home gym...sure you don't have to use it...but it might make you more aesthetically pleasing...oddly enough some people don't want to be aesthetically pleasing
atomic tofu is offline  
Old 07-16-2007, 09:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

Quote:
Originally Posted by atomic tofu View Post
might make you more aesthetically pleasing...oddly enough some people don't want to be aesthetically pleasing
I don't want to be aesthetically pleasing I was just born that way
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 07-16-2007, 02:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
Graphic Designer
 
mssssee2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 506
Send a message via MSN to mssssee2 Send a message via Yahoo to mssssee2
Default Re: Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

Aero is very good especially if you are using the Vista color transform programm which changes constantly aero hues.
__________________
Mike from Greece, 16

mssssee2 is offline  
Old 07-16-2007, 09:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 692
Default Re: Windows Aero- useful, or cheap trick

wow...... i never have more than 35 process.. lol. only got around 29-32

EDIT: im using windows XP, maybe thats why
__________________

__________________
System Specs
Opteron 165 cooled by Zalman 9500A LED // DFI Lanparty UT NF4-D // Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 320-GB Hard Drive // Sapphire X1950XT 256MB cooled by Zalman VF900 Cu LED // 2x1GB OCZ EL Plantinum // Enermax NoiseTaker 430W // Pioneer DVD & Combo Optical Drive // 20" Samsung 206BW Monitor // Logitech Z-2300 Speakers // Logitech G11 Keyboard and Microsoft Sidewinder mouse // Antec Nine Hundred Case
krazieaznboi is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.