Middle East PC users cram in more memory

Resource-hungry software and falling hardware prices have driven the majority of Middle East PC users to install upwards of 128 Mbytes of memory, according to a new ITP.net survey.

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By  Rob Corder Published  September 3, 2001

Resource-hungry software and falling hardware prices have driven the majority of Middle East PC users to install upwards of 128 Mbytes of memory.

The latest ITP.net spot poll reveals that only 21% of visitors to the site now have less than 128 Mbytes of memory. One third of visitors have over 128 Mbytes.

The proliferation upper-end configurations will be good news to software vendors like Microsoft, which could see sales of new software crimped if the installed base is under-powered. "When you look at emerging products like Windows XP and Office XP, they will not run effectively on PCs with less than 128 Mbytes of memory. I'm sure Microsoft will be delighted to learn that this makes only 21% of the market unreachable for them," suggested Samer Batter, editor for Windows User Magazine (Arabic).

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