Re: Debian RAM supporting.
> Personally, I think you would be better off finding a 64-bit Xeon for that
> lists it as an option). PAE is somewhat of a hack IMO, and there are known
> incompatibilities with some operating systems (FreeBSD, Solaris) and
> environments (desktop Windows versions).
This is a Debian list, so support or lack thereof for other OSes is not
really relevant. I'm using a 686-bigmem kernel (on an amd64 CPU) and am
quite happy with it.
Maybe PAE is a bit of a hack from a technical point of view, but then so
is the 686 instruction set, the USB protocol, ...