"Windows NT addresses 2 Gigabytes of RAM which is more than any application will ever need" — Microsoft, 1992
I can hear my browser process scream with laughter.
Uhm, but I already do today 😂
Of course it is 😆
I got a couple of electron apps open. Slack and Wire alone use ~10GB. It must be Stockholm Syndrome.
@fribbledom The "640k ought to be enough for anyone" of the 2010s.
@fribbledom *Google Chrome would like to know your location*
@fribbledom Though, Firefox (for me) doesn't eat up much. I've got a bunch of stuff open and...
Proof of what?
@fribbledom about 'Windows NT 2GB' reference
@fribbledom Gates says he never said that 640K would be enough for everyone, for instance.
@fribbledom %s/my browser process/each of my 15 browser processes/g
Who said that?
Because machines with that much RAM were already available in 1995. Which is why Windows NT 4.0 (1996) had a switch to change the userspace/kernel boundary from 2GB/2GB to 3GB/1GB on 32 Bit machines (Windows NT also ran on several 64 Bit machines where this was not a problem).
@fribbledom I'm still trying to figure out what we did with the 640K
@fribbledom At 24 GB now, probably going to upgrade to 32 with the next laptop. Though to be fair, I could have 40 in this one.
@fribbledom Well, it did/does have virtual memory and a page file. And our target was that size. But as the co-creator Of VAX/VMS said: "Even a virtual memory system needs real memory" ;)
I remember when VAX/VMS ran in 256K. But we were younger then ;)
@fribbledom Where oh WHERE have I heard THAT one before?
@fribbledom laughs in Chrome
What browser, on its own, needs more than 2GB? Are you running a bajillion tabs at once? 🤣
Newsflash: it's 2019 and I have single browser tabs that occupy more than 2GB of RAM.
Huh, news to me. I didn't think browsers drained that heavily. I knew it was a lot, but 2gb to me is huge. Usually takes me two or three tabs to get that high.
Slack using 5.5GB of RAM:
Oh, you're doing something I've never heard of, that explains it 😅
@fribbledom we've been there before. 640k was it first! ;-) Now I'd have hard time to find anything fitting into 640k from micro$oft. (Regardless whether Gates actully said that or not.)
And we all know from '77 that _"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."_
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