[TriLUG] Ubuntu 5.10 not so Breezy w/64MB RAM
bpitzer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 08:51:47 EST 2006
Very good point here.
John, if you were to just boot without the GUI, how does it perform tasks
like compiling a kernel? Granted, it's not going to scream, but be warned
that many a user has been fooled into thinking that their PC is slow just
because the GUI is slow. Myself in included, many years ago.
On 2/28/06, Magnus <stinkfart at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure it's the ram? And not the video card or drivers?
> I've got an nVidia card that is slow as snot on a AMD 3000+ if you use the
> open source drivers. Download the proprietary drivers from nVidia and it
> gets downright snappy.
> On 2/28/06, John Wheeler <jwheeler at etherealfringe.com> wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> > I have installed Ubuntu 5.10 onto an AMD Athalon 700Mhz box w/ 64MB RAM.
> > I am impressed with it's ability to identify all of my hardware off
> > the bat. Of course my issue is that the windows draw SO slow with my
> > limited RAM.
> > Are there some things I can do to optimize the Window Manager a
> > little bit? (besides buying more ram)
> > This needs to merely be a web kiosk box with the ability to print to
> > a little inkjet.
> > Any suggestions are very welcome.
> > John
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