Ibex on a PIII?
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')?
> 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
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