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 > > -- BOFH excuse #418: Sysadmins busy fighting SPAM.
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