Poll Returns

Tuesday September 18th, 2001

We've got a new poll up, for your polling pleasure. It deals with the new Quick Launch feature, and we wanted to know what you think of it. If you think it's buggy, or have improvements, you can note that here, or in the poll's talkback. Poll away!

#51 Re: Re: Re: It's all about the feeling

by sremick

Wednesday September 19th, 2001 8:16 PM

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I have 512MB of RAM on my own machine at home. At work, I have 128 (soon to be 256).

But I know plenty of people with 64MB of RAM who hate IE and want an alternative. Hell, even 128MB isn't enough once you get Windoze loaded. Then there's AV software. Plus all the crap PCs come with these days that load in the System Tray and take up dozens of MB of RAM at all times on the off-chance that someday the user might use it once or twice. Sure, you and I know how to whack this stuff, but not the average user.

Telling everyone to upgrade the RAM in their PC isn't appropriate either. Most PCs don't get upgraded... the idea is either foreign or scary to too many users. They remain configured as-purchased. Users are FAR more likely to download and install new software (like Mozilla/NS6.x). As long as -turbo remains an option you have to ENABLE, I have no problem (beyond the fact that even without -turbo, the memory usage requirements and UI speed of Mozilla need serious improvement).