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Re: Linux can use 8GB RAM, what's the problem with Vista ?

On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 22:52:22 -0400, Erik Funkenbusch wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 19:41:24 -0500, Terry Porter wrote:
>> I've just read that Vista32 can only use 3GB of RAM and Vista64 is
>> limited to 4GB of RAM, what's up with that ?
>> Windows ... which RAM limitation would you like today ?
> Wow, how can you make such bald-faced lies like this when they're easily
> disproved?
> Both 32 bit Linux and Vista have precisely the same limitations, they
> both support 3.xGB of ram because a certain supset of the last gigabyte
> is reserved by the PC architecture for memory mapped device I/O.  In
> other words, the hardware maps it's own memory into those spaces and
> thus the OS cannot use that physical memory.

Explain to me how my 32 bit PC has 6GB ram and Linux uses it all? For
sure there is a maximum of 4GB per process but I do run more then
one process!
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       6163728    4025836    2137892          0     218684    2983448
-/+ buffers/cache:     823704    5340024

I often have 2 VM's running and a couple of big (~1GB) java apps and
of course lots of other things that Linux lets me do seamlessly without
any 'stuttering' when I switch from app to app, listen to music, watch
videos, etc.


> So why the bald-faced line Terry?

Your ignorance of Linux precludes you of calling anyone a liar. Do you
have the guts to apologize?

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