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Old Apr 6, 2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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How's ML running on MBA 11"

Curious how the basic apps like Safari, Quicktime & iTunes are working thus far on the $999 version of the MBA with ML. Will 2 gb of RAM be enough for basic tasks like surfing, mail watching streaming video?
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Old Apr 7, 2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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ML uses about 1.2 GB RAM after booting and the fast SSD access rates compensate swap file usage quite a bit (just like in Lion). I'd say it doesn't perform much worse than Lion. Just keep in mind that ML DP2 is a beta version that still contains some bugs.

However, I strongly suggest to create a bootable Lion USB Installer Thumb Drive because the ML installer overwrites your current Lion recovery partition with a ML recovery partition.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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The more RAM you have, the more the operating system will use. 2gb of RAM should be enough for the tasks you listed.
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