IDLE-TIME PROCESS. Once in a while the system will go into an idle mode, requiring from five minutes to half an hour to unwind. It’s weird, and I almost always have to reboot. When I hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete, I see that the System Idle Process is hogging all the resources and chewing up 95 percent of the processor’s cycles. Doing what? Doing nothing?
Ok, I’m just going to stop nodding and smiling with the rest of you. I can sense why what he done wrote is dumb but I’m too much of a JessicaM described Football geek (see other thread) and not enough of a PC geek to really grok his transgression. Dig?
Somebody fill me in on, not what’s wrong (I think I’ve figgered that out) but why it’s outrageous. And if it’s outrageous, why hasn’t anyone at PCMag corrected or edited it?
The idle process is something the computer does when it has nothing else to do.
Dvorak doesn’t know this, and that makes him an idiot.
He’s blaming a computer problem on the idle process. The truth of the matter is that his computer just isn’t launching any programs. Since there is nothing for the processor to do, it just sits at idle.
He’s substituting the symptom for the cause. (I’m sure there’s some fancy Latin phrase for this).
The obvious issue here is that if Dvorak doesn’t understand an intermediate level concept in Windows XP, then why the hell should I trust him to understand anything complex about computing with Windows?