Ibex on a PIII?

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Wed Oct 29 13:59:56 GMT 2008


Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/10/29 Nigel Ridley <nigel at prayingforisrael.net>:
>> I've got this oldish PIII 650Mhz with 678 MB ram (3x256) -- will it run Intrepid Ibex OK
>> (obviously without all the 'Desktop Effects')?
>>
>> Blessings,
>>
>> Nigel
>>
> 
> I have installed Kubuntu Hardy on a 1.4Hz P4 machine with 512MB RAM
> and it ran well. Memory seemed to be the bottleneck, not CPU.  Your
> case is a bit more extreme, though, and I don't think that you will be
> able to run OOo or Firefox with many extensions. Try it and let us
> know how goes it.
> 
I do not get that. When RAM is the bottleneck, 768 MB (3x 256) will be 
50% better than 512. ;-)

And indeed Linux responds far better to more RAM than to more CPU Mhz.

I for one would way prefer the 768MB/650Mhz (possibly extended to 4x 
256) over a 1.4Ghz, restricted to 512MB.

With a 1,4Ghz machine, beefed up to more RAM, this is an entirely 
different matter.

Kind regards
Eberhard




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