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Re: How much RAM can debian support?

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:
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
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 ...............

My first computer (a TRS-80 Model III) had 16K (that kilobites) of RAM and 16k of ROM, then I quickly upgraded to its maximum of 48K.

The times, they are a-changin'.

Marc Shapiro

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