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View Full Version : Mike Calligaro Helps to Answer the Question: Who's Using My RAM?

Mike Temporale
11-30-2005, 03:45 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2005/11/29/498154.aspx' target='_blank'>http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2005/11/29/498154.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The general consensus among the commenters was that WM5 took three times as much RAM to boot as WM2003 SE. This was shocking to me, because I know the steps we took to keep that from happening. WM5 is a massive upgrade, with a new OS, new apps, and a ton of new features. We were very worried about bloat, and did a number of things to combat it. We funded a group whose sole job was to analyze performance (including RAM usage) and keep it under control. Those folks did a bunch of work to reduce RAM usage. We also purposely limited the amount of RAM available on the devices our developers used. Almost all of our devices only had 32M of RAM, and the one device that had more, we artificially limited to only use 32M. We didn't want anyone to get lazy."</i><br /><br />There's an interesting post from Mike Calligaro over on the Windows Mobile Team blog. The examples that Mike uses are Pocket PC related, but it's still interesting to see the steps that Microsoft took to ensure the latest version of Windows Mobile hasn't become bloated.