ok, so I'm going to go with Linux and give up on windows for awhile. ( no sure why, I really haven't had any problems with win8 - I guess it's just something to do )
anyhow. my computer has 16gb of ram and I loaded Fedora version 20 last night the traditional way, on the hard drive. the install went fine and it runs great, but i started thinking - with 16gb of ram, would it be possible to load the whole OS into ram, and just run everything in RAM? that way it should be REALLY fast. I understand that if i shutdown, everything would be gone. I just wanted to try this. Also, i do have a solid state hard drive, so maybe that is kind of link running in ram, but would the memory bus be faster than the I/O for the hard drive even though it is solid state?
anyhow would it be possible to load and run the linux OS from ram - I don't care which distro - it doesn't have to be Fedora.