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Desktops usually no; Servers yes.

Desktops usually no; Servers yes.

Posted Dec 10, 2004 3:28 UTC (Fri) by mbp (guest, #2737)
In reply to: Desktops usually no; Servers yes. by dwheeler
Parent article: Fedora Core 3 on AMD64

I find it very strange that most(?) AMD64 desktops currently available can accomodate less than 4G of RAM. Even if >4G is slightly expensive now, you'd think people switching would want at least the possibility of upgrading to say 8G in a year or so.

I don't really know what I'd do with 8G on a desktop though.


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Desktops usually no; Servers yes.

Posted Dec 10, 2004 5:42 UTC (Fri) by proski (subscriber, #104) [Link]

Nothing strange. 4 Gb of memory is still too expensive for a desktop. Ability to address more memory is only one advantage of 64-bit architectures. There are other advantages, such as 64-bit arithmetic and (in case of AMD64) new registers.


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