Re: Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption

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Mike McCarty <[email protected]> writes:

> Mem:    248088k total,   242384k used,     5704k free,    10280k buffers
> Swap:   524120k total,   221064k used,   303056k free,    41596k cached
> Only 5.7MB free.

Actually, you have about 16 MB free, since the 10.2 MB in the buffers
column are reclaimed when a program needs memory. This is the buffer cache,
holding recently read disk blocks in memory to speed up access. The buffer
cache shrinks and expands depending on the amount of memory available that
isn't used by programs.


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