Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 10:55 UTC, submitted by Jean Claude
Linux French députés' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. There will be 1154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client.
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RE[3]: Things to consider
by dylansmrjones on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Things to consider"
dylansmrjones
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On 1 GB system Linux uses no swap space at all, while Windows uses several hundred megabytes of swap. At least that's the case for my system. And I'm even running eclipse, firefox, thunderbird, gaim and openoffice at the same time. No swap space is being used (but 69% of my ram works as cache, e.g. as RAM swap in stead of HDD swap - when more RAM is needed, the cache is reduced - I use no more than 28 kilobytes of swap ;)

OTOH Linux uses a lot of ram for cache, but that's not a problem, since it's reduced as ram is needed by other applications. Linux only trashes the harddisk when you have very little ram, while Windows always trashes the hard disk ;)

So basically I call bullshit on your post. You really don't know what you are talking about.

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