[LMB] ipads

fishman at panix.com fishman at panix.com
Mon Oct 13 18:23:01 BST 2014



Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 13, 2014, at 12:43 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> On Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:30:46 -0600, Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> On 10/13/2014 10:09 AM, Marc Wilson wrote:
>>> I need a *minimum* of 8GB and an i5 to run what I need to run
>> 
>> Are you *sure* that you need that much?
> 
> Yes.  I'm running server-class software.
> 
> My current laptop is an i7 with 8GB, I typically run at > 80% RAM.
> I also have 1TB of disk which is around 70% used.  I could cut down on
> disk usage, by not installing *everything* I have here- this would be my
> "away from home" machine and wouldn't replace my main workstation.
> 
> It would probably run (or at least, stroll) on 6GB- but it would be
> compromised compared to what I have now.
> 
> Marc

Adobe Photoshop can eat unbelievable amounts of RAM. My ThinkPad has 16 GB of RAM and I have it set so that Photoshop can use up to 95% of that, but it still goes out to disk for virtual memory. Of course I am working with big files. I always work in RAW.

Harvey


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