I'm running NT with 128Mb RAM, on an MMX chip, and it's pretty fast, and
never crashes. Stable is the word.... but I'm wondering if one really needs
a gig of RAM?
I suggest a great video card to boost the RAM one already has--I use a
Matrox Millenium, which makes an appreciable difference for Photoshop
users. The latest NT Service Pack download is a true enhancement for the
already great performance I get from the combination of NT and Matrox.
RAM on the NT side goes a lot farther than RAM on the Mac side. I know an
artist who is running 200+ Mb RAM on her Mac just so she can keep P-shop and
Painter open at the same time! With NT I can operate with half a dozen
programs open, including a few RAM-hungry graphics ones, and notice no
slowdown. The main walls I run into are hard disk shortages when I fill 'em up.
You can tell I'm partial to NT, and maybe that's because it's relatively
hassle-free. Of course, I have a built-in systems administrator in the form
of my fiancee, Frank, to keep the machines fed and happy!
Bye for now,
P.S. Hi Lynne!