__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Thursday 07 December 2006 13:52 \__
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> Maverick <John@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> PLAYSTATION®3 (with Linux)
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | # Game OS + Yellow Dog Linux pre-installed.
>>> | # Yellow Dog Linux DVD package, Guide to Installation, sticker, &
>>> | # flippy. 20GB or 60GB drive.
>>> | # Cell processor with 256MB RAM on-board (no expansion).
>>> | # Gigabit ethernet.
>>> | # Dual USB.
>>> | # Compact Flash, Memory Stick, and SD-RAM card slots.
>>> | # Blueray DVD. ( <--- worth the cost for that one alone )
>>> | ...
>> The memory is the only sore spot here. Not enough. Otherwise it would
>> be a pretty good computer to have.
> The question is, not enough for what? This isn't running Windows, it's
> running linux when being used as a computer, and being used by ordinary
> normal people for ordinary normal things. Whilst I agree that 256M does
> seem to be on the low side, I'm not sure that it'll be a real problem
> for its target market.
I have 256 MB at home. Been running that machine for over a year. KDE and
GNOME sometimes work in parallel and I have 8 virtual desktops on that box.
Enlightenment can certainly cope. As a 'living room' PC, you would not
expect it to do much memory- and CPU-intensive stuff. It's a mom-and-pop
(and child) machine. Computer pros get a full scale PC. Also think OLPC for
the sake of this argument.