makes a big difference. before, i'd be working in photoshop, itunes playing, running word and excel, have final cut hidden, like 3 or 4 firefox windows and my ftp client running, and everything would just be super slow - virtually no free ram at all (checking the activity monitor, i'd be using 400 meg, with maybe 10 meg inactive and 2 meg unused). now i have a lot more breathing room - at the moment i'm running photoshop, 2 firefox windows, itunes, textedit, word, excel, ftp, and i'm using (meaning active ram) a little more than half of the total ram. if you're running slow on 512, definately get a gig.
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