XP Home vs. Pro vs. Embedded

Peter T. Evensen pevensen at siboneylg.com
Wed Sep 13 15:09:24 EDT 2006

What type of instability are you seeing?  If it is a memory leak, adding 
RAM will only delay the inevitable.

 From what I've seen, I don't think that Home vs Pro would make much 

At 10:12 AM 9/13/2006, you wrote:
>Our Rev application is to be used on kiosks, so the software (which
>has a lot of moving parts to it) could be used continuously
>throughout a given day. We're currently testing it under XP Home and
>seeing some instability over the course of use. I'm starting to think
>most of these problems are external to the application, as they occur
>unpredictably, without any pattern, and are difficult to reproduce on
>demand. Two items come to mind: inadequate RAM (512 on a new Fujitsu
>laptop) and our use of XP Home.
>I don't know what else is running on this Fujitsu that might be
>effecting reliability. It's an off-the-shelf unit and I'm not
>familiar enough with XP to know which software I can disable (being a
>Mac person) to make the unit more reliable.
>My question is, would upgrading to XP Pro or Embedded possibly create
>a more reliable unit, and/or would adding more RAM make a difference
>(the Rev application is the only application I am intentionally
>running on this unit).
>Richard Miller
>Imprinter Technologies

Peter T. Evensen
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