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From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Tue Dec 25 21:58:31 2001

On Tue, 25 Dec 2001, ajp166 wrote:
> From: Tothwolf <>
> >On Tue, 25 Dec 2001, Ben Franchuk wrote:
> >
> > > A 486 makes a nice Linux box providing you don't run X-windows.
> >
> > A 486 with 32-64mb of ram will run X fine, but it's still a little
> > slow for cpu intensive processes (netscape, mozilla, gimp...).
> I have a AMD5x86/133 that runs linux Xwin rather well in 16mb
> ram. I've run it on 486dx66 with 20mb ram and it's decent.

X will run fine with 16mb, but it would be happier and more responsive
with 32mb or more. Provided you give the machine enough swap space, X can
run with a little as 4-8mb of ram. I use a 486DX2-66 with 32mb (could use
16mb, but wanted the extra memory for a ramdisk) as an internet gateway.

Received on Tue Dec 25 2001 - 21:58:31 GMT

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