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-----Original Message-----
From: Jon M. Taylor <taylorj@ecs.csus.edu>
To: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc: Dax Kelson <dkelson@inconnect.com>; alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
<alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>; acahalan@cs.uml.edu <acahalan@cs.uml.edu>;
linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu <linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu>;
andrejp@luz.fe.uni-lj.si <andrejp@luz.fe.uni-lj.si>
Date: Monday, July 20, 1998 5:25 AM
Subject: Re: Memory Rusting Effect [re: Linux hostile to poverty]

>On Mon, 20 Jul 1998, Alan Cox wrote:
>
>> > > Linux should run passably on the lowest common denominator machine
for
>> > > the majority of its userbase. That is an 8Mb 486. If you think
everyone
>> > > can afford 32Mbytes I suggest you pay a visit to a local UK
university,
>> > > pop out into the poor parts of europe or south america.
>> >
>> > Memory has gotten insanely cheap lately.
>> >
>> > $14 for 16MB SIMM
>> > $26 for 32MB SIMM
>> > $127 for 128MB DIMM
>>
>> They dont fit 30 pin sockets on ISA bus 386s or old VLB 486 boards. You
are
>> making the exact mistake I tried to point out above. All the world is not
>> made up of cash rich Americans bulk buying memory.
>
> You can get a 36-72 pin slot expander/convertor for $25.


This is the wrong converter. The motherboards have 30 pin SIMM sockets.
And you need 4 30 pin SIMMs to each 72 pin SIMM which makes a converter
virtually impossible to make.

>
>Jon
>



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