Ubuntu my love !

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Mon May 16 08:12:31 UTC 2005

> I got quite another impression: all my favourites are failing somewhere on my
> UBUNTU Hoary for AMD64. 

Ah yes, AMD64 are nothing but troubles :-/
I can't see any real benefit worth all this trouble, so I will stick
with my old Athlon XP 1700+ which works perfectly :-)
When I eventually upgrade my motherboard and CPU in 5 years or so, it's
gonna be some flavour of dual or quad core Intel CPU, unless AMD
produces a new range of (trouble free this time) processors in the

> I made very long list of applications that should be
>    5.	OpenOffice – printing does not work with CUPS.

Yes, it probably takes a bleeding edge CPU such as AMD64, to run OOo ;-)
MS office works at the speed of light (even in VMWware within Ubuntu),
on my old Athlon XP 1700+, but on the same machine, OOo is appallingly
slow and memory hungry, a real show stopper, unuseable. I use Abiword
and Gnumeric instead, zillions times more responsive/useful.

Maybe you could shift your AMD64 CPU on ebay and get a "normal" CPU
instead ?


Vince, newer is not always better....

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