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    SubjectRe: Memory Rusting Effect [re: Linux hostile to poverty]
    At 10:01 20/07/98 +0100, 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.


    I bought 2x 32MB DIMM SDRAM for $32 each, in Parana, Brasil, South America.
    (to put in 2 machines).
    The 64Mb SDRAM is $72. I don't remember the 128MB.

    Sergio Bruder

    Sergio Bruder.

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