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Old 12-29-2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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Linux And Windows RAM Question


I was just wondering, if I have 512mb of RAM, does Linux use 256mb and Windows use 256mb, or do they both use 512mb. I know it's a stupid question.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
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Assuming you aren't using VMware or similar, only one is running at a time, so each uses the full 512MB.

--Matt Linzer

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Old 12-29-2005, 09:00 PM   #3
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Thanks, I was just making sure
 
Old 12-30-2005, 10:42 AM   #4
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RAM .. as in, the chips on the motherboard .. is used only for transient purposes by whatever operating-system is running right now. When you turn the machine off, RAM goes blank.

Hard disk space, on the other hand, is permanent storage. If you can boot two operating-systems, then certain disk space ("partitions") will be dedicated to one or to the other. (Slightly simplified...)
 
  


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