by vervaine Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:31 pm
Yeah, I wanted to say that the Steam client (Valve is the name of the company operating Steam) eats up a ton of RAM (at least 200 MB!! more if you poke around Greenlight etc), so when it's running, it can potentially slow down other programs you have open. I have Steam permanently open on my Samsung (work) laptop, but my (personal) Vaio has only 2 GB RAM, so Steam taking so much is unacceptable.
For comparison, BFG Game Manager uses 80 MB.
DDoS attack means making lots of connections at the same time - the server can't cope with the amount of requests for data and shuts down / becomes slow and sluggish. The connections are usually made from virus-infected computers the hackers can control.
New forums don't look very useful... It's just a list of games. It'd be much better if the link in Game Manager still worked :/
I wonder whether those are even new forums. Everything looks the same.