A) I've already wrote that I've upped my ram well over 256 to install Fedora, but am not using it. 

B) I asked that people not comment about the benefits of Linux. 

C) I want to work on stuff with over 500 nodes.

So does anyone have useful comments about what I actually asked?  In the end, I blame myself for even mentioning Linux. 

On 6/1/07, Gian Paolo Mureddu <thetargos@gmail.com> wrote:
Aaron Elmquist escribió:
> Oh, and don't give me an bs about how linux runs with less memory.  I
> had to upgrade my PC from 128mb with windows to over 256mb to install
> fedora 6 with gnome on the other partition.  I might have dumped
> windows by now but I have a crappy winmodem that isn't supported.
>
Core 6 and 128Mb RAM? Unless you want to use XFCE as the deafault DE,
you will not go far with only 128Mb RAM with either recent GNOME or KDE.
Linux (the core system) can run on systems with as low as 16 Mb of RAM,
toss in the GUI and windowing system, system services, etc, and you'll
end up adding up as much as 64Mb *minimum* for a fairly recent
distribution (unless you tweak it otherwise). So yeah, for any recent
Linux distribution, the memory requirements are about 256Mb RAM for
decent Desktop operation, for more intensive tasks, 384+ are
recommended, regardless of your DE and GUI preferences, generally 512Mb
RAM make for a decent workstation for i386 systems, some apps benefit
from having 1Gb+ memory, though. And 64-bit Linux runs best with *at
least* 512Mb RAM for normal Desktop operation and at least 1Gb for some
workstation operation, still 2Gb+ are best for higher end applications
and uses (not necessarily "needed", but very beneficial). In conclusion,
you could say that Linux has grown "fat", it is indeed a bit bloated,
but since it is composed of several pieces, you can remove some to save
up some precious RAM and get a system to work with very limited
resources or be more efficient with more resources... In the end is a
matter of preferences.

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