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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?

It's Terry Porter, that's why.
Remember "The Terry Porter School of Networking (Not working if you
prefer)" ?

> 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.
> In 64 bit Linux and Vista, the full 4GB (if you have 4GB installed) because
> the memory mapped I/O can be mapped outside the 4GB physical memory space.
> No version of 64-bit Vista is limited to less than 8GB, which Home Basic is
> limited to.  Home Premium is limited to 16GB, and all others are 128GB.
> So why the bald-faced line Terry?

Because Terry Porter the "Ben Hur of COLA" hasn't a clue.
Some things never change.

I think Roy has competition.

Moshe Goldfarb
Collector of soaps from around the globe.
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