This parameters tells the kernel how much memory your computer has, sometimes the BIOS don’t give the correct information and so you need to assign it.
Note that this option doesn’t always works magically and you need to play with different values, like 1024M (even if you have 4G), 512M, 2G, etc…
If you are a defender of the free software but you think that Elive is not free, you must know better what are you defending, you can start from here. Free software has no relation with gratis, please read this explanation from gnu.org. You need to know also that due to this confusion of terms, the word free software has changed to open source software in 1998.
After that you know that free has no relation with cost. This payment is required to pay the development of Elive, that is the full time work of the Developer ‘Thanatermesis’ and also to pay external development and/or services. Think that more money is made and more development can be possible to pay and so, a better final product (Elive). But in any of the cases, you are not obliged to pay for Elive, nobody obliges you to use Elive. Without any cost, Elive would not be the same, at least not with all its features, usefriendly things, and the lot of work involved. By other side, if your problem is that you can’t possibly pay for any personal reason, we don’t want to prevent anybody from using Elive so we propose alternatives which are described in the payment process.
Even if you are in face to a computer screen with thousands of pixels, the result of the Elive Operating System is that is made by a human person, a person that unfortunately are living in a monetary-dependent system, in other words, who pay my taxes ? and not only the taxes but also my roof and food if my only full-time work is to make Elive. Im a truly and convinced defender of the venus project, it proposes a future without money, unfortunately im not actually living on any venus city, they doesn’t exist right now, I would like to live in a venus world and make Elive only for pleasure but the reality is that I still on this world. If you really don’t understand the point of the payment, then I must say… “don’t use Elive!”, basically because nobody obliges you to use it and because you don’t like it!, so why to lost time complaining ? if you really think that Elive is not worth of the minimal requirement, why just don’t ignore it ? I don’t want to monopolize the world with Elive, I do not care at all if you use it or not, so just use anything that you want, you have thousands of alternatives, you have the choice.