New to Linux

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Mar 25 07:07:27 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 11:07 +0800, Goh Lip wrote:

> Samir, 
> Namaste, Alan is right, Xubuntu, especially with the latest 4.6
> version is great. But 256 MB is very low particularly with 2.8GHz dual
> core processor. I would suggest you add more RAM, with the current low
> prices of RAM, I think it would be the optimal thing to do. Then
> install Xubuntu or Kubuntu.
> I had run Kubuntu  3 years ago on 256 RAM with pentium 3, (yes, you
> heard me right) and I think it is faster than my son's XP with 1G RAM,
> hyper threading, and some super graphics card.

I used to run an 8 line BBS on a 486 DX2/66 with 64 megs of memory and
played Doom][ on the server, with all 8 modems and 10 terminals logged
in through 2 Dickens Terminal servers networked through the old BNC
cable. Doom was slower than hell, but it booted up and ran. I was
running Caldera Linux at the time. We're not far behind Windows in
memory hogging it seems! Of course 9600 baud was a reliable and
acceptable rate for telnet sessions that I allowed over the modems and
terminals. We managed to have great fun in the old days and had a
walloping large mud running at the time, too. Now my 4 gigs of memory
just ain't enough. :( Ric


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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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