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    SubjectRe: Memory Rusting Effect [re: Linux hostile to poverty]
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    but you cannot (reasonably) use 4 of these in one system, even if you
    could you are now talking a lot more money (say $10/4MB 72 pin simm you
    are now talking $140 for 16MB)

    David Lang


    On Mon, 20 Jul 1998, Jon M. Taylor wrote:

    > 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.
    >
    > Jon
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