XP Home vs. Pro vs. Embedded

Richard Miller wow at together.net
Thu Sep 14 05:23:46 EDT 2006


Peter,

Can you explain what you mean by a memory leak and how that effects  
stability?

Thanks.
Richard


On Sep 13, 2006, at 3:09 PM, Peter T. Evensen wrote:

> 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  
> difference.
>
> 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).
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Richard Miller
>> Imprinter Technologies
>
> Peter T. Evensen
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