Mar 09, 2004

task management

Could someone please explain to me exactly why AOL's instant messaging client is currently consuming more than 29 megs of memory? That's more than the Windows shell. Two and a half times more than Outlook, which everyone complains is a hog. And almost five times that of Yahoo's IM client. That just seems insane to me. I know system resources are ridiculously cheap these days, but unless AOL's installed a complete peer to peer social software platform on my desktop that they're just waiting to spring on an unsuspecting public, I can't imagine what the heck they're doing with all that memory space...