Bloomberg is quoting Dell CEO Kevin Rollins suggesting that 2 gigabytes of system memory "would be great" to run Windows Vista. Microsoft suggests "at least" 1 gig of memory to run premium Vista.
"I think they tell you maybe 1 gig of memory is OK," Rollins said today at Shanghai's Jiaotong University, according to Bloomberg. "No. Two gigs of memory would be great."
A machine capable of running bare-bones Vista requires 512 megabytes of system memory, at least.
The article goes on to describe the added cost of additional memory. For a Dell machine, upgrading from 512 megabytes to 2 gigabytes would cost $185, Bloomberg reported.
By the way, check out the vista on the main Vista site. Does that look like Klickitat County to anyone else? The Columbia River and just a bit of Mount Hood in the distance?