Since Vista is out, the IT scene got a new buzzword: ReadyBoost – This thing should be able to speed up your vista box by adding the memory of an USB stick to your systems’ memory. But is this a real brand new concept?
What happens: As far as I can see, vista creates an encrypted file for putting things in it that do not quite fit in RAM yet. It’s quite the same thing linux people are doing with swap. By creating a file with swap space in it, you can basically do the same thing without destroying files. So I am questioning whether this is a brand new concept.