[RC5] Win95 client and dos boxes

dan carter motion at es.co.nz
Fri Apr 17 13:50:19 EDT 1998


On Fri, 17 Apr 1998 02:35:09 +1000, Steve Bennett wrote:

>Hi all,
>Just a quick note for anyone who may have really sluggish rates on their
>win95 clients. Any dos program running in the background without
>"Background - always suspend" checked will *really* hurt the client.
>ie: about a 90% reduction.
>
>This is with niceness=0.
>
>To programmers: Is there any way this could be fixed - that even an idle
>dos session can smother the client?  Or is this just a fact of life with
>a nice setting?

Im pretty sure that's a win95 issue that can't be worked around (in terms of coding the 
cllient). If you don't want idle background DOS programs hogging your CPU you'l need to 
install OS/2  (NT maybe better in this respect... but i haven't tested it)

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