06 December 2005

Sweet spot

It seems that Mandriva Linux 2006.0 needs just a little over 512MB of RAM if you’re going to use it flat out as both a server (DNS, DHCP, web, rsync, FTP, ssh) and workstation. With everything but OpenOffice2 running, it chews ≅600MB of RAM and feels incredibly responsive compared to 512MB of RAM. Arcing up OOo2 as well and opening a few items ramps that to about 700MB.

This machine now has 2GB of RAM in it, so I should be able to GIMP huge images with relative impunity.

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