Wed Mar 26 11:17:48 EDT 2008
even mepis, to get back to a reasonable response time with my 256 mb of ram.
That is when my brother ( a microsoft fan ) would respond -- winxp runs
decently with only 256mb of ram. ( my laptop is dual boot with winxp pro
and 256mb of ram on it -- came that way from Toshiba ). And it does
perform "decently" .
I recently took Ubuntu & mepis off of my laptop and installed fedora 7.
Luckily I still have the install cd's for it.
I am hoping that there is a solution so that I won't have to do that. (
other than adding memory. )
John Mitchell wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 2:33 PM, jonesjc <jonesjc at intrex.net> wrote:
>> Both exhibited slowness of operation. My laptop which is an intel celeron 1.1ghz processor with 256mb of ram is extremely slow. Once I installed F7 on the laptop, I tried starting firefox (gnome, x-windows). It took more than 30 seconds to start.
> 1) A startup time of 30 seconds for Firefox with Gnome & 256 mb is
> very good, ANY Distro.
> 2) Gnome is a memory hog (John gets ready for the Flame War). With 256
> mb you need to get rid of everything you don't need ( try disabling
> Parallel port in BIOS - Samba).
> 3) Consider an alternate Desktop, try KDE, see if Fedora has IceWm,
> XFCE, or Fluxbox available as a yum install. You may give up some
> functionality but the speedup can be worth it.
> john mitchell
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