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Hi Bob .My name is John Papineau and I build Linux system and also have
a Linux club in Nelson bc were people can get information about Unbuntu
and open source software. <br>
<u><b>Ubuntu minimum requirement for best performance</b></u><br>
To find out if the pc would preformed better if Ubuntu was installed on
the computer your can take a old hard drive and install ubuntu on it .
This will give you a good geest on how ubuntu will preform on this
computer. In my experience I have found out that a computers installed
with ubuntu 8.04 need at less 300 or better memory to work good on a
computers . The cpu if Amd shod be at less 1ghz and the video card shod
at less be a Agp that get get 16 bit color.<br>
<b>Installing Ubuntu compare to run from cd.<br>
</b>The<b> deference of installing Ubuntu to running it from the cd
or dvd can be a big deference.The deference can be attributed to the
size of the cd or dvd that is loading the Ubuntu system.For example
Ubuntu will load faster on a cd that is 50x then 24x.<br>
if you want to retrieve the data on this hard drive and have a more
powerfully computers you can buy a usb adapter cable that will attach
to this hard drive and permit you to plug it in the usb socket so, that
you can see the drive and get the data out.<br>
I hope that this will help you.<br>
have a great day<br>
from Nelson open source <br>
Bob Jonkman wrote:
<pre wrap="">Hi all: Yesterday I was trying to fix someone's really old PC by
removing Windows98 and installing Ubuntu (7.10). The PC dates from
1999, and holds a maximum of 128 MiBytes RAM. I tried installing more
RAM, but the motherboard configuration switches max out at 128 MiBytes
and additional RAM just isn't recognized.
With Win98 still on the computer I tried to run the Live CDs Ubuntu
7.10 and Kubuntu 7.10 so that I could rescue all his documents by
copying them to a thumb drive (Win98 doesn't support thumb drives
without additional drivers).
Unfortunately, both Ubuntu and Kubuntu were abysmally slow. It took at
least 30 minutes to get through the booting and get to a file browser
so that I could copy the files (which took less than a minute).
Dragging a window couldn't be done in real time - it took over a minute
for the window to appear at the new location, and in the meantime the
mouse cursor was completely unresponsive.
I also tried Knoppix 4.10 (a CD from 2005), and in comparison it was
wonderfully snappy and responsive.
I left Win98 on the computer, since I didn't want to risk such poor
response with Ubuntu installed.
Is it possible that Ubuntu would work much better once installed on the
hard drive? If so, what might be causing the poor performance on the
Live CD? Are Live CDs known to be much MUCH slower than installed?
How come Knoppix was so much better?
I'm sure everything would work better with more memory, but this PC
hardware isn't capable of more than 128 MiBytes.
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