Mailing List Message #5692
From: Bill Cole <>
Subject: Re: A bit OT (Re: Pros and Cons of Mac VM?)
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 10:16:48 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <>
>>With any system since 7.6, you can get multiple memory management
>>advantages from having VM on with any Mac, with no performance cost as
>>long as you don't ever actually use that extra MB. Apple essentially froze
>>the non-VM memory manager at 7.5.3 and only added performance features to
>>the VM version. The non-VM memory manager even uses some 68k emulation on
>>PPC's (at least through 8.1), so using it on a PPC is a very bad move for
>Would you recommend VM on a mac running ASIP - along with SIMS, QDNS Pro
>and AutoShare, as I remember reading in the docs somewhere that Apple
>recommends VM off ?

I never argue with Apple about how to run their software, especially big
packages that I'm not really familiar with.

I have never seen ASIP as sufficiently better at anything it does to
justify the cost, so I have never worked much with it or even tracked the
possible problems with VM.

Bill Cole

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