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WinCompressX saves RAM by utilizing a window compression scheme. In 32 bit mode (millions of colors), a windows that is 800 x 600 pixels uses 1.9MB of RAM. When you consider that there are usually over 100 windows open (not all windows are visible), you start to realize the large amount of RAM that windows use. This can lead to slow-downs.

So what Apple did was they implemented a compression system mechanism into the window server. When a window's contents haven't changed for a given period of time, the window server compresses them, so they take up less memory. Since it uses a compression method that doesn't require the buffer to be

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MacOS X 10.0 or later

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Current Version (1.x)
Downloads 6,908
Version Downloads 1,959
License Free
Date 19 Oct 2001
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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