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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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