Meaning of GET A REAL COMPUTER! in English

< jargon > A typical hacker response to news that somebody is having trouble getting work done on a toy system or bitty box .

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 .

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