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On 08/10/2012 05:53 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
On 2012-08-08 4:19 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P <> wrote:
I will say though... I consider 1GB to be the *bare minumum* on an XP
box but it will still be sluggish. I couldn't use it with 512MB, it
would drive me to drink.

For XP, I always recommend 2GB, and for 7 (won't touch Vista), minimum
is 4GB.

The system came with 512 from the factory.  All the systems I dealt with
that had XP from the factory has 512 for ram.

Irrelevant to my point. The fact is, XP is simply a total DOG with less than 1GB RAM, and is much better with 2GB.

I do not have Win7, but would like to replace my Vista laptop with

Just be sure to get 64bit with at *least* 4GB, but much better would be 8G.

Sorry, but my Vista laptop maxed out at 3 GB, so I will need to install Win7 with 3 GB. It was not made for Win7 but almost anything is better than Vista. I doubt that I will be able to get it to have more memory than the 3 GB installed, but I will look into it.

I want to get that system upgraded in the near future so I can deal with the Win7 people and their LO needs. It is getting to be a problem not having a Win7 system for supporting people. I prefer Ubuntu, but most of my friends use Win7 now. Only one uses Linux.

I really want to keep supporting LO under Windows, so as people buy new systems with Win7, I am loosing ground with them. One girl bought a very powerful 17" laptop, just to type notes, play videos, and browse the Net. She spent three times as much as needed for doing just that type of "work". I would love such a laptop, but I cannot afford one like that. At least she is using LO now and not get convinced that she had to have MSO.

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