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Re: How much RAM can debian support?

On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 09:03:02PM -0400, Wayne Topa wrote:
> Alex Samad wrote:
> >On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 05:14:32PM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> >>Dean Chester put forth on 10/9/2009 3:44 PM:
> >>>Hi
> >>>I'm moving to a Macbook soon(staying with debian tho:p) and apple keep
> >>>advertising that snow leopard can support 16 exobytes of RAM. Im just
> >>>wondering how much can 64-bit debian support?
> >>>Thanks in advance
> >>>Dean
> >>You've got other constraints to worry about other than theoretical 64
> >>bit CPU/OS maximums.  Fist is power, second is space.  You'll be hard
> >>pressed to find a laptop/notebook/whatever that will accept more than
> >>8GB worth of SODIMMs any time soon, from any vendor.  In another couple
> >>of years you may see laptops supporting up to 16GB as RAM manufacturers
> >>move to smaller transistor geometries.
> >
> >God can you remember when 16M used to be a lot ...............
> Can you remember when 20k was a lot and Floppy disks were 8 inches?
> That was 1978 and the OS was CP/M.

I had a cp/m card (technically a z80 card but it was marketed as a cp/m
card) for my apple ][ :) no 8inch drives though 

the good old days 

> Wayne

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