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tomcat & hw configuration

vijay kumar

Joined: Nov 16, 2000
Posts: 14
Hi all,
I plan to take a laptop for by default that would come with 98 so I think I'll have to put NT as well.Now what minimum config would u guys suggest? Would an Intel 600MHz pentium with 64 Mb suffice ?
With thanks,

[This message has been edited by vijay kumar (edited November 17, 2000).]
Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
First, you don't need NT to run Tomcat, it runs fine on Windows 98.
Second, if you do choose Windows NT (or Windows 2000), you really should get more memory than 64MB. While NT will run in 64MB, as soon as you start up any significant applications it will overstep its memory and begin swapping to disk. Java does not like swapping, it really slows down the system whenever garbage collection happens. 128MB should be OK depending on what else you will want to run. Windows 98 can often uses less memory, if you are really limited by the laptop manufacturer to 64MB, then consider running '98 (or even '95) instead of NT.
A 600MHz CPU will give you perfectly adequate performance. Spend your money on memory.

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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
i have tomcat running on a 166 mhz. with 32 mb ram, and it runs just fine. this is on redhat linux 6.2. don't know how it'll run on windows 9x/NT/2K/ME with the same config.
Monty Ireland
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Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 161
i have win98 running on a laptop with 133 and 32 meg of mem...
jdk1.3, tomcat, & apache all run fine... slow but... it works...

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