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    Can someone explain the Memory usage to me
    So when using Linux or Windows you have a memory usage, when looking at OS X it gives me a lot of numbers.

    "Free: 1.08 GB
    Wired: 1.01 GB
    Active: 887.7 MB
    Inactive: 1.04 GB
    Used: 2.92 GB"

    Seems like OS X is very memory heavy unless I am missing something. I am starting to consider upgrading to 8 GB of memory.

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    Give this a quick read. I think it will explain things. If not feel free to ask sdditional questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Give this a quick read. I think it will explain things. If not feel free to ask sdditional questions
    Awesome, makes perfect sense. I was worried it only showed a little over a GB free.

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    Glad to help. I remember how confusing this info was the first time I looked at it. I was trying to decide whether or not to add more memory. was on a tight budget (as usual) and didn't want to buy more memory if it wasn't needed.

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