free is a command to view various memory stats.

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What is the “Free software only” option when installing Ubuntu?

When installing Ubuntu, you get a Free software only option. Does that Free software only option mean Free as in beer or Free as in freedom? When I say free as in freedom, I mean FSF type of ...
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How to use free -m to get memory usage for all users

I typed the free command to get the memory usage as follows : free -m output: I want to use this command to get the same info but for all users for example : I used this command .. because ...
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Problem downloading “not free” programs from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I bought "Quick 'n Easy Web Builder" in Ubuntu Software Center on 15 march, 2013 and it worked OK after unlocking it with my license key. Now I have replaced my computer (with Ubuntu 12.04LTS) but I ...
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Why is almost all of the 3 GB RAM on my HP G62 laptop always used? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with 3072 MB RAM and 20 GB swap. It is an HP G62 laptop which overheats pretty regularly. When I type free -mt in the terminal the output is: free -mt ...
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A load of free space just vanished

Well, it's kind of unusual and serious problem. For two or three weeks circa 20 GB from my home folder just vanished. It's not a matter of any big files, even hidden, because I checked it out many ...
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Memory doesn't make sense

I just checked how much free space I have left on my hard disk using :~$ free -t total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 4063056 1075744 2987312 ...
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what will happen If RAM set to 1000 from 1024?

While I am looking at man page of free I came across --si Use power of 1000 not 1024. So from that line we can say that from 1GB (1024MB) of RAM it will use only 1000MB of RAM. But why are we ...