Someone please put Microsloth out of their misery

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Someone please put Microsloth out of their misery

Postby MemberSince99 » Wed May 21, 2014 9:25 pm

I'm trying to install SP1 for Visual Studio, the Microsloth development tool, on my PC. Mind you, I have a system with a quad core fast CPU, 32 GB of RAM, fast SSDs not hard disks, this thing is fast according to all testing, and Microsloth has just brought it to its knees that thing is pegged and just choking like hell, the install bar has barely moved.


It took hours at work on the sluggish machines they give developers there (though the CEO gets a top of the line machine to open excel sheets with) and it's not a hell of a lot faster on a real machine.


How can people with 4 digit IQs make such crap? Everything they do is buggy horrid slow garbage that I would be embarrassed to have my name associated with, personally.


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Postby darkguy2 » Thu May 22, 2014 5:35 pm

If I had to guess I would blame the hard drive. They are slow. 500 MB/s for a SSD is still pretty slow compared to my DDR3 memory that peak at 17,066 MB/s (Mine are 2133). Plus that 500 MB/s will only be seen on sustained sequential read/writes. Most of the programs for Office involve a whole bunch of small files. So you will not be writing several large files where it can get up to the top speeds you will be writing a lot of small ones where it cannot get up to speed and will take a lot longer. That is why a lot of games can be installed faster as a majority of the size comes from large texture files and videos/media.

But wait the speed of my memory is also rather slow when compared to my graphics card with GDDR5 memory that has a bandwidth of 288 GB/s. That is around 300,000 MB/s for those who need the comparison, 17 times faster.
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Postby tigerowl06 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:45 am

I seriously doubt it's the HD. Microsoft buggered up yet another product...
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