It seems that the old problem of heap size has reared its ugly head again. Some users with lots of memory installed are having blank windows where program information should be. The problem is the heap size is set by MS too low by default. It is not a problem that causes anything other that minor misery, as it can be rectified by changes in the registry.

Why then, do users have to make these changes?

Why does Microsoft allow problems like this to go out with non-beta releases? [Do they not test a multitasking operating system with multiple tasks?]

Are these not the kind of errors that novice programmers are supposed to avoid, by checking their coding under all possible iterations of code?

When was the last time a blank window was drawn for you in any flavor of Linux?

 

Story and fixes here

 

[tags] Microsoft, heap size, Vista, operating system, Linux [/tags]