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System Resources Endwall 07/05/2017 (Wed) 03:13:35 [Preview] No. 965
I have some observations to make.

## I just tested these systems:
MS DOS 6.22 runs in 384K of memory (1994)
MS Windows 3.11 runs in 2MB of memory with a full mouse driven GUI (1994)
Macintosh OS 7.53 runs in 7.4MB of memory , full GUI + TCP/IP (1996)
Macintosh OS 8.1 runs in 13.2MB of memory, (1997)
Macintosh OS 8.6 runs in 26MB of meomory, (1998)

OpenBSD 6.1 starts in text mode command line in 27MB of memory
OpenBSD 6.1 in Xenocara uses 65-80MB of memory to start up.

## from recollection:
Windows 7 800MB of memory (2009)

Parabola GNU/Linux starts in text mode cli using 150MB of memory
Parabola GNU/Linux in weston uses 300MB of memory

If someone could fill in the blanks (ballpark) for Windowws 95,98, 200, XP,Temple OS, Minix, etc. That would be helpful. The point I'm trying to make is that if you could have a working GUI with TCP/IP networking in 2-15MB of ram why the hell does Linux need 150MB to start up and release a console to me? What the hell is going on in there?

How much does Alpine linux use? Minix? ReactOS? HelenOS? Temple OS? etc.

Less is better.
Edited last time by Endwall on 07/05/2017 (Wed) 03:17:31.

a@a 07/05/2017 (Wed) 09:53:03 [Preview] No. 966 del
I can't help you with the memory usages of those OSes, but I would say that at one point, I got down to 60 mb on an x86 Debian GNU/Linux (before Ian died) with X and running openbox and urxvt. x64 is at least double that with a similar barebones setup (very little background resources) for some dumbfuck reason that I have no idea why. I'd blame the hardware first, kernel second, OS third, yourself fourth, and some crackers fifth. They really just don't make things the way they used to anymore

Anonymous 07/05/2017 (Wed) 11:25:38 [Preview] No. 967 del
more rack-space. More machines.

Anonymous 07/05/2017 (Wed) 17:18:22 [Preview] No. 971 del
64bit, less asm, more library bloat, more security and less on disk/swap.

Endwall 07/11/2017 (Tue) 22:19:31 [Preview] No. 977 del
Macintosh OS 7.0 (1991) runs in 2MB of memory with GUI
Macintosh OS 9.22 (2001) runs in 68.2MB of memory with GUI+TCP on G4 800 MHz
Edited last time by Endwall on 07/19/2017 (Wed) 01:34:56.

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