I haven't been keeping up with the list lately, so forgive me if this 
topic has been discussed recently. (I know it has been discussed 
periodically in the past, but I assume that standards have changed some 
since then.)

I work as a contractor at a government site, and we've been asked to 
submit a wish list for upgrading our computers. Does anyone have any 
advice on the current minimum standards in DTP for RAM, disk space, 
graphics card, video card, processor, etc.? I have Windows XP and, in 
addition to FrameMaker and various plugins, the major programs I use are 
Windows Office 2003 (XP?), SnagIt, WordPerfect Office 11 (for legacy 
documents), and Acrobat 7. We currently have Photoshop and some other 
graphics programs on a common machine, but I could be adding some of 
these to my machine in the future.

I'm working at home today, and so I don't recall all my the specs on my 
computer at work, but I know I'm pathetically low on RAM (384MB--have 
been begging for more for 2+ years). Fortunately, I've gotten by with 
that because most of our documents have been small. However, I'm 
currently converting a huge document (1200+ pages) from WordPerfect to 
FrameMaker and adding color photos and graphics, and I know I'm going to 
need more computer power.

Any advice would be appreciated.

In addition to replying to the list, I'd appreciate a cc to my 
individual account to expedite receipt of any messages.


(Cross-posted to FreeFramers and FrameUsers)

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