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Get a real computer!
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jargon A typical hacker response to news that somebody is
having trouble getting work done on a toy system or bittybox.
The threshold for "real computer" rises with time. As of
mid-1993 it meant multi-tasking, with a hard disk, and an
address space bigger than 16 megabytes. At this time,
according to GLS, computers with character-only displays
were verging on "unreal". In 2001, a real computer has a one
gigahertz processor, 128 MB of RAM, 20 GB of hard disk,
and runs Linux.