[ubuntu-uk] Gutsy

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sun Nov 11 11:22:38 GMT 2007

London School of Puppetry wrote:
> On 11/11/2007, *Sean Miller* <sean at seanmiller.net 
> <mailto: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

It's not that technical, but if you know someone who could do it for you 
then that would probably make life easier.

What make/model is the PC? (or is it a desktop built from parts?)


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