if you hadn't already known this about the PDP-8

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <spc_at_conman.org>
Date: Thu Dec 13 21:17:12 2001

It was thus said that the Great Neil Cherry once stated:
> > Remember Linux too needs lots of memory. With >16 meg on a video card
> > your OS needs about 16x that. It is the video display that is the
> > killer.
> I have Linux running on many boxes and they don't need a lot of memory.
> The RedHat 7.x install requires I use a lot of memory but most of my
> lab boxes are 16M and a 540M disk. They're just servers. The only
> reason I've upgrade from 32M to 64 to 384M was Mozilla is such a pig.
> But I do like the fact that I can compile the kernel and use X to surf
> the net without hitting swap (memory was cheap enough to allow the cost).

  I have Linux 2.0 running a laptop with 4M RAM and 120M harddrive
(patitioned into 112M for filesystem, and 8M for swap). The installation is
based off RedHat 5.2 and it wasn't easy to actually get installed (RedHat
wanted 16M of RAM for installation, Slackware wanted 8M of RAM, and Tom's
RootBoot Disk barely functions in 4M of RAM) but I was able to get it going.

  My main system is Linux 2.0 on a 120MHz AMD 586 (a glorified 486 really)
with 32M RAM with 3G of drive space and it's more than enough for what I do
(I run X, which allows me to run Mozilla off my roommate's box 8-)

  -spc (My colocated box is a 33Mhz 486 ... )
Received on Thu Dec 13 2001 - 21:17:12 GMT

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