I have an iBook with 768 MB of RAM and just opened most of those programs, plus photoshop, with no difficulty. I suppose it depends on how much you hammer the particular apps (e.g. 20,000 row Excel spreadsheet, 300 page MS word file), but I think you'll probably be fine.pimentoLoaf said:Am getting an iBook Monday and am thinking 768mb RAM is sufficient to have Office 2004 running with all four programs (and iWork) in memory simultaneously.
Anyone with this combination, please weigh in.
You simply cannot compare the behavior of MacOS X apps to MacOS 9 apps. MacOS 9 apps may perform miserably on the same computer that runs MacOS X apps well. Gotta love preemptive multitasking.pimentoLoaf said:That's great WM. Office 2001 was working with a bunch of apps (Photoshop Elements, PageMaker, StickyBrain) on my now antique 640mb iceBook under os9 quite well -- nice to hear that a few megs more will work fine under osX.