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Old 23rd May, 2013, 12:07 AM
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I agree, modern home computing is full of eye candy bloat and bells and whistles that can make a serious PC user blanch and recoil in horror.
However, it's what we're stuck with and it's not going to improve over time.
Crucial aka Micron Memory offered me 16 Gigs of reasonably fast RAM for $108 a few days ago. So much memory packed into two 8Gb DIMMS amazes me, tbh.
I'm perfectly happy with the 12 Gb I already have. You may plan to go with Linux, but can it really be called "lean and mean" lately? It has become a hoggish memory eating world in home computerville, personally I'd insist upon a 64-bit OS and plenty of RAM. Those danged smart phones sport 8 Gb and up.
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