Clem wrote:it could become one in the years to come, and when that happens we'll have to follow and make sure we also have a 64bit edition.
the average now is 1GB and most gamers/enthusiasts have 2GB
It's not a problem for home users yet as very few people have more than 4GB of RAM
we'd better be ready
poision wrote:High ram will be our need so soon
poision wrote:but if softwares will demand high ram then you must have to upgrade yourself
poision wrote:i ve amd64 processor but i was not using its full power,then when i planned to look fwd mint64 i came to know 64bit requirements
poision wrote:we have to go with world n keep updating thats it
I don't think that 4gb of ram is unreasonable.
chances are you'll be grateful of it when your editing your documents, editing video and trying to surf the net all at once.
I believe 4gb is the way to go
johnwillis wrote:i don't agree that everyone needs 4gb of memory and 64bit, but it is useful if your needs demand it..
grimdestripador wrote:I don't think there is some institutionalized machine the pressures people into buying more ram (linuxviolin)
johnwillis wrote:Ok, so the debate goes on but I'll say one thing...
My Quad Core C2D with 4gb of memory is working very well under Ubuntu 7.10.
My laptop, works well using Mint 3.1 32bit, all in all, it depends what you want from your PC/Server.
Like someone mentioned previously I enjoy using my PC to the max, using all my memory to make sure I never use my SWAP, which is soooo slow in comparison to RAM.
I am forever running in Pagefile under windows on my work pc. And it grinds to a halt.
Like I say, i don't agree that everyone needs 4gb of memory and 64bit, but it is useful if your needs demand it.. however I still feel that 2gb of memory is the minimum for a 32bit system.
grimdestripador wrote:Point being that programmers have less to deal with when they allocate more ram than they need, rather than meticulously streamlining the code. Create entire object arrays with creation overhead just to store a few variables.
jg wrote:I have 8 gig in one of my PCs and 4 gig in another. Both have Core 2 Duo CPUs (ie, 64-bit CPUs).
jg wrote:if you have more than 3 gig of memory, you'll want a 64-bit OS
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