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[ale] desktops for older machines
- Subject: [ale] desktops for older machines
- From: development at combiz.net (Rod Young)
- Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 17:15:55 GMT
My question is on 16 & 32 meg ram class machines. Maybe 8 on some of the
486 machines. But most of the machines are p1 or P2 but we only have one
machine 64 megs or above.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On 05/10/2001, 12:50:13 PM, Fulton Green <ale at FultonGreen.com> wrote
regarding Re: [ale] desktops for older machines:
> At home, I use a 233 MHz Pentium MMX-based notebook. It originally had 32
> in it. Did great until I started using Mozilla under Red Hat 6.2. So I
> upgraded to 64 MB. Did fine until RH 7.0 (2.4 kernel and XFree86 4.0). So
> now I'm at 128 MB RAM and doing OK, for now. Coincidentally, Microsoft is
> now defining "Windows XP-ready" machines as those that can currently run
> WinMe or Win2K ... and have 128 MB.
> On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 11:10:19AM -0400, Dan Newcombe wrote:
> > On Thu, 10 May 2001, Thompson Freeman wrote:
> > > Several years ago, I ran a 486/33Mhz machine under X with (?? fvwm ??) as
> > > the window manager. Once I had enough memory in it, it ran fine. My
> > > Mhz machine was another situation 8-).
> > Many moons ago, it was X on my 386/33 with 4M ram. I remember going to a
> > computer show in Albany, NY and buying 4 more megs (for $120) and the
> > performance was through the roof after that.
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