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Re: Is 64MB enough?

Thanks. The primary purpose is to study and understand Linux and the programming environment. I'd also like to install Apache and Tomcat and do some Java programming (again, just experimental stuff - nothing commercial grade). I'll definitely need to run a browser and an email client. The ability to run (Star/Open)Office would be nice.

From: Lee Braiden <jel@tundra.ath.cx>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Is 64MB enough?
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 12:20:16 +0100

On Monday 09 May 2005 12:18, John Moore wrote:
> I'm a total Linux newbie who'd like to install Linux on my really old PC. > It has 64MB of RAM and a 4GB hard disk. The installation documentation I've
> read at debian.org seems to indicate that this is sufficient. Is that
> right? Thanks.

Well, it depends on what you plan to use it for.  But yes, you can run a
system reasonably on 64MB, as long as you're prepared to wait occasionally
for bigger apps to load/swap etc.


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