RAM has always been one of Apple’s Achilles heels. In an effort to keep price points lower, stock machines come to you woefully under-powered in the memory department. New MacBooks ship with a now-paltry 1 GB of RAM. In truth, that’s certainly enough to get you up and running, but even Apple seems to realize that these days, it takes at least twice that to pump out a satisfying OS X experience.
Ever since I purchased a new MacBook Pro, I’ve suffered the indignity of having to download Web-linked PDFs to my Desktop instead of viewing them directly within Safari, because Safari only displays a gigantic Adobe Acrobat icon. What am I doing wrong, and how can I fix it?