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Kevin Hunter wrote:
At 4:09pm -0500 Fri, 11 Feb 2011, Charles Marcus wrote:
On 2011-02-11 3:35 PM, Kevin Hunter wrote:
How the quickstarter works is have use gobs of memory effectively
sitting idle. That doesn't work. Many of us in the computing,
engineering, physics, and chemical fields *use* our computational

75MB is not 'gobs' - that or we live in very different realities.

Yes, it is gobs. If you have 4GB+, perhaps it's not, but not everyone has 4GB+. Particularly in non-Western countries. I have just returned from Ethiopia, for example, where owning a computer is rare; for those who do, 256 MB is common. I suspect that we *do* live in different realities.

RAM is extremely cheap these days.

If $100 bucks is cheap to you, then so be it. It's not to me, a graduate student.
Just so you all know, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM can now be purchased for $36. on the internet. In historical terms, that is indeed dirt cheap. Also a 500 GB hard drive can now be purchased for less than $40., and a DVD burner for less than $20. The fact is, a copy of MS Office can well cost more than the entire computer system it is used on.
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