[ubuntu-uk] Gutsy

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Sun Nov 11 11:02:55 GMT 2007


On 11/11/2007, Sean Miller <sean at seanmiller.net> wrote:
>
>
> Upgrading the memory of the computer will improve performance, but may not
> > be required.
>
>
> Ubuntu, like Windows but to a lesser extent, becomes more memory hungry
> each release... that isn't, to be fair, really Ubuntu's fault but rather the
> packages therein... Openoffice, for instance, is becoming absolutely huge
> and tools like Firefox, Thunderbird, Evolution etc. don't get any smaller
> (!)... that said, a lot more things are being loaded by default (because
> they can!) and that takes memory too...
>
> 128MB of RAM really isn't enough... with so little memory you're going to
> get a lot of swapping onto disk which is obviously going to slow the machine
> down a lot... the drive itself may also be, to put it nicely, "slightly
> short of bleeding edge" which would mean swapping should be avoided if
> possible.
>
> It's probable that if you are running Feisty with 128MB you will be able
> to upgrade and run Gutsy but it is likely you will see a deterioration in
> performance.   Memory is very cheap these days, have you thought about
> perhaps buying some extra RAM to breath a bit of new life into the old
> beast?
>
> Sean
>

Listen, you are talking to a puppeteer not a techy! RAM where do I put
it...post it into the CDdrawer? is this a very technical job to put in more
memory? Is this DIY of for technical son to do?

Caroline

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