MacBook Pro needs 2Gb

Were you cheap like me, and bought the cheaper of the two MacBook Pro’s? the one with only 1Gb of ram? tsk tsk…

As long as I’ve had it, I’ve been slightly disappointed with the performance of this supposedly lightning fast notebook. Recently I actually stopped to look at how the memory was doing with the Activity Monitor, and not surprisingly it was sitting on about 1Gb constantly… obviously short of RAM. It only takes running my standard everyday things to do it: Mail, Firefox, iCal, iTunes, Terminal, Emacs, maybe X as well, and it’s all over. And that’s without using iPhoto, Maple, some Python plotting windows or other miscellaneous stuff like rsync’ing 100Gb to my external drive for a backup…

So yesterday I put another Gb in, and voila! It’s a whole new computer, and does things when I ask it. So if you were cheap like me, go spend the $60 or so dollars it costs for a whole new machine!