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

From: Kent Borg <kentborg_at_borg.org>
Date: Fri Dec 14 13:05:52 2001

On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 05:48:50PM -0700, Ben Franchuk wrote:
> 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.

X wants lots of memory. And once you have X up you probably want to
run some common bloat-ware (Netscape, Mozilla) and then you will start
to need memory.

But even then, I can run X and a zillion Netscape windows on my
basement server. It has 64MB and, though it does use swap, it doesn't
have to dip very deep.

Granted, that is a lot more RAM than the olden days, but RAM is also a
lot cheaper than the olden days.

Received on Fri Dec 14 2001 - 13:05:52 GMT

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