Dell Executive Says Double Your Memory for Vista

Dell Computers chief executive, Kevin Rollins says pcs may need twice the memory that Microsoft recommends for Windows Vista.

“I think they tell you maybe 1 gig of memory is OK,” Rollins said Thursday at a speech at Shanghai’s Jiaotong University, referring to Microsoft’s recommendations. “No. Two gigs of memory would be great.”

Microsoft’s latest version of Windows, running more than two years late, is boosting demand for memory chips made by companies such as Samsung Electronics Co. Vista will increase sales of personal computers worldwide after its release next year as people buy new computers that can support the operating system, Rollins said.

“Everyone is going to want Vista when it’s ready,” Rollins said. Round Rock, Texas-based Dell is vying for top place among the world’s PC makers with Hewlett-Packard Co. Source: SeattlePI

Well, on Microsoft’s website, it says the minimum is 512mb, and usually, in the past, double that has been good. With all of the new graphics and bells and whistles, it will probably like more memory, just like Windows XP did, but, since I haven’t played with any of the releases yet, I’ll hold off on recommending. I will post here as soon as I get a machine with Vista installed to see how it runs.