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Chris Gralapp <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 Jul 1997 11:35:55 -0700
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Hi Jim,
 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!