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, Firefox and an open source email client.
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RE[7]: Things to consider
by dylansmrjones on Mon 27th Nov 2006 21:31 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Things to consider"
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Hmm... My Windows 2003 Server works as a Desktop OS and it uses pretty much the same amount of RAM as Gnome does. The difference is that in Linux the RAM is used as "swap" and doesn't use the harddisk swap at all, while in Win2K3 it doesn't use RAM that way, but uses as much swap as Linux uses cache. Vista uses the RAM as cache.

It's been a long time ago since I used FC3, so I dare not say if it is particularly memory hungry, but FC3 was the reason why I switched to LFS (and today gentoo).

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