Ubuntu in Low-End Systems (was Re: [Ubuntu-PH] Mounting harddrives)

JM Ibanez jmibanez at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 02:20:25 UTC 2005

On 8/24/05, Arlan Tiu <arlantiu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks.
> I installed UBUNTU in a P4 machine that's why I don't have any
> problem. So if ever, I'll try to install it in a Celeron 633 but the
> memory is only 64mb. :(

FWIW, I'm running Ubuntu on a low-end system (worse than Celeron 633).
The GNOME desktop is responsive (although startup is slow), but it'll
try the patience of anyone not used to it. However, I am not using the
GNOME desktop and am running ratpoison as my window manager instead--
not for the faint of heart.

And RAM is indeed a deal-breaker -- I have 96MB of RAM on the machine,
and it previously had 32MB of RAM. With the 32MB setup, most apps of
substantial size were sluggish, and the machine was too swap-happy.
However, upon adding more RAM, the machine was (subjectively) more
reponsive and less swappy.

JM Ibanez --
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