Posted Jun 8, 2004 7:51 UTC (Tue) by KotH
In reply to: memory usage
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators
Depends on where you live. In central Europe and the States, it's not
expensive to have a GB of memory (384MB is rather on the lower side ;)
I myself work with 768 (w/o any swap), at work i just got a box with
But if you live in the second and third world, things are totaly different.
There, a PII is a power machine, 64MB is a lot and a 15" monitor is big.
Unfortunately, most OSS developers live in a region where hardware is
cheap, which means that they dont care whether an application wastes
a MB or not (you have plenty anyways). But this is actualy a problem
if you have to work with under 200MB of ram (had to feel that myself
when i had to use a little bit older laptop)
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