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I’ve griped quite a bit in the past about Windows Vista and the beta process and it’s continuing feature-pruning.  However, this is one feature that I’m really looking forward to seeing in action.

One very cool feature of Windows Vista – especially for machines not natively equipped with the kind of horsepower to fully enjoy the rich visuals of Windows Presentation Foundation (Avalon) applications is ReadyBoost. ReadyBoost enables you to plug a USB key into your machine and have Windows Vista use it as memory. I hadn’t actually used this myself, but had heard of it long ago. When a reader emailed me asking if this was an urban legend, I decided to check it out for myself and was very impressed with how easy and seamless the process is.

Now that I understand how it works, I suppose I could do the same thing now with a little effort on my part.  I could just add a page file to my flash drive.  Problem is that I’d have to reboot my machine to unplug the drive then.  If it didn’t take me 12 minutes to reboot my laptop, I might be tempted, but I think I can pass.


Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 6:01 AM General | Back to top

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