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Re: [vox-tech] Optimum memory for a Linux workstation?
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Re: [vox-tech] Optimum memory for a Linux workstation?



It really depends on how you use that memory. Install vmware for Linux and
allocate 1GB of RAM for each instance and you can quickly run out of RAM.

Also, Linux can do more with caching files in memory. This can speedup
things like when you quit an application and then restart it later.

I use my workstation like a portable mini-server.

Also, if you are a programer for big projects, the pre-caching of files
certainly makes project builds go much faster.

Multiple greps of files can take less time once the file is cached. This
can make processing of files with repetetive searches much faster.

There are many reasons for lots of memory, and the efectiveness of having
more memory (graphs etc) really depends on the applications that are being
used and how they are being used.

-ME

Jim Lowman said:
> In reading the latest Linux Journal, I noticed an ad from
> EmperorLinux.com,
> where they offer an enhanced version of the Dell Inspiron 8500 notebook
> that I have,
> but built for Linux.
>
> The "Rhino," as they call it, has 2GB of memory.  Isn't that a bit of
> overkill for
> a workstation?
>
> I have a dual boot between Windows XP Pro and RH9 Linux running on my
> machine, and it seems to do well.
>
> Are there any statistics available that show where the performance curve
> flattens out as memory is added above, say, 256 MB?
>
> Thanks, in advance, for any insight.
>
> Jim
>
>
>
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