Reclaiming memory from Metro style apps


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Windows 8 it turns out can do very clever things when it comes to saving memory:

Starting with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, whenever Windows detects memory pressure on the system, it will repurpose nearly all the memory that suspended Metro style apps would otherwise hold onto. Windows 8 can reclaim this memory without having to terminate an app.

You can read the full blog here:

Reclaiming memory from Metro style apps - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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