Need Dual Cores to Power MS WordPad?

Subject: Editorial | February 13, 2006 - 09:39 PM |
Tagged: blog

Well I did!  I recently was forced to manually edit some large Apache log files, one at nearly 2 GB and one around 750 MB in size.  I had to do a global find/replace on a date string, so after downloading the zipped files and opening them both up on my new Athlon X2 4800+ system, this is what I was greeted with:

Yep, that's two WordPad applications spiking out a dual core Athlon X2 running at 2.4 GHz and using up nearly all of my 2 GB of memory!  And here all this time I thought I didn't need this kind of horsepower.  ;)