Google them and look up their system requirements so you can compare these to your laptop's specifications. Since you mentioned eating your RAM, I do wonder if you really mean your hard drive space. The amount of HD space would depend on the format and quality you rip music to. I do think you should also look into possible copyright and licensing issues when ripping from commercial CDs to use for other purposes than personal listening. I'm fairly certain there is a maximum time such song samples can be played without running into problems and I believe that keeping the samples to 30 seconds and under is fairly safe. It may seem innocuous enough but, being a coach, you probably get to deal with egos and potential hostility from parents and such and who knows to what lengths they will go if not happy. Sorry to have to say that but reality is reality. Good luck.
Have laptop with Windows 7. What I want to do is take a song from a CD, download it, and be able to edit it down to either 30 seconds or a minute. Im a coach and we dont need 4 minute routines. Is there a good software program I can download that wont eat all my RAM?