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Subject:Re: PC Processing Power From:Gregory D Drew <gddrew -at- JUNO -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 27 Mar 1997 23:06:39 EST
Call me a power junkie, but I am a staunch advocate of staying near the
cutting edge of technology. With PCs the technology changes very
rapidly, thus it's best to anticipate trends and plan accordingly.
For instance, one year ago I purchased new laptop computers for the
training department where I work. Windows 95 was still untried technolgy
(for big corporations), but I knew my company would eventually embrace
it. I tried to convince management that we needed 32MB of RAM and
CD-ROMs, to no avail. We ordered Pentiums with 8 megs RAM and no CD-ROM
(though they did compromise and let me get 16MB for my desktop computer).
Now, I'm getting ready to purchase RAM to bring the computers up to 32MB
(which is now corporate standard) in preparation for migrating to Windows
95. However, we still have the issue of no CD-ROMs. More and more we're
finding that software is distributed on CD, plus CD versions often prove
to be better values since they include more goodies. The one saving
grace to all of this, perhaps, is RAM prices are much lower than they