I'm Building a $200 Linux Desktop

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 17:15:23 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 6:42 AM, Patton Echols <p.echols at comcast.net> wrote:
> On 04/10/2009 11:35 PM, Knapp wrote:
>> Around here they are selling 4gb ram for 25$ euros. I would spend the
>> extra 10 bucks and get 4 not 2, if you ever plan to do any gimp work
>> or want to run a bunch of apps at the same time. On the other hand you
>> can survive with 2 for sure.
> Sure more is better, and at that price I agree with the idea.  But I am
> running on a 2ghz celeron laptop with 756 meg of ram.  Gimp works fine,
> cinelerra can  render video, and as I type I have several things running
> at once.  I'm certain that 2g will work fine.

I agree that 2g will work fine. I said 4g because it is cheep and
because I use gimp a lot with high density pictures and it does not
take much to get the program swapping out memory with my 2g system.

Douglas E Knapp

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