233 MHz and 32 MB SDRAM

233 MHz and 32 MB SDRAM

Post by Christian Kurz » Sun, 08 Apr 2001 16:25:01



Hi,

is it worth to install a SuSE Linux 7.1 on a PC with 233MHz and 32 MB
SDRAM?? But the Linux should work fast...

thx
Christian

 
 
 

233 MHz and 32 MB SDRAM

Post by Stanislaw Flatt » Sun, 08 Apr 2001 19:50:18



> Hi,

> is it worth to install a SuSE Linux 7.1 on a PC with 233MHz and 32 MB
> SDRAM?? But the Linux should work fast...

Doing WHAT??? And compared to what???
The answer to first question is YES.

Quote:> thx
> Christian

Stanislaw.
Slack user from Ulladulla.

 
 
 

233 MHz and 32 MB SDRAM

Post by Ray Adai » Sun, 08 Apr 2001 22:50:54


Don't attempt Staroffice on 32mb, imo.


Quote:> Hi,

> is it worth to install a SuSE Linux 7.1 on a PC with 233MHz and 32 MB
> SDRAM?? But the Linux should work fast...

> thx
> Christian

 
 
 

233 MHz and 32 MB SDRAM

Post by Ron Nicholl » Sun, 08 Apr 2001 23:12:38


I'd say yea-- Use a light window manager
or your GUI will run slow.

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Regards
RonN

Quote:> Hi,

> is it worth to install a SuSE Linux 7.1 on a PC with 233MHz and 32 MB
> SDRAM?? But the Linux should work fast...

> thx
> Christian

 
 
 

233 MHz and 32 MB SDRAM

Post by Rithba » Mon, 09 Apr 2001 02:45:46


Quote:> is it worth to install a SuSE Linux 7.1 on a PC with 233MHz and 32 MB
> SDRAM?? But the Linux should work fast...

We have a headless file server that is the same with a little more RAM.
It works very good.

Do not run GNOME or KDE unless you expect to be slow. A smaller window
manager will be needed (twm, fvwm, others).

--
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
- Sallust (86-34 B.C.)

 
 
 

233 MHz and 32 MB SDRAM

Post by Andrea Merre » Mon, 09 Apr 2001 13:39:04


Stanislaw Flatto wrote in comp.os.linux.setup:


> > Hi,
> > is it worth to install a SuSE Linux 7.1 on a PC with 233MHz and 32 MB
> > SDRAM?? But the Linux should work fast...

> Doing WHAT??? And compared to what???
> The answer to first question is YES.

Fast is a bit awkward to define. Compared with my 486 laptop it'd be
lightning fast but... :-).

As you say it'd definitely run linux though. I'm useing a P-MMX 233
with 32MB FPU and it does alright.

Quote:> > thx
> > Christian

> Stanislaw.
> Slack user from Ulladulla.

Andi, also using Slackware.
--
Andrea Merrell, the fluffKitten.
        a ratbag scruffy femme,
        caffeine * and known hater of mornings.
 
 
 

233 MHz and 32 MB SDRAM

Post by David Hine » Mon, 09 Apr 2001 16:47:14




> > Hi,

> > is it worth to install a SuSE Linux 7.1 on a PC with 233MHz and 32 MB
> > SDRAM?? But the Linux should work fast...

> Doing WHAT??? And compared to what???
> The answer to first question is YES.

> > thx
> > Christian

> Stanislaw.
> Slack user from Ulladulla.

I tried to install Suse 7.0 on a P233 with 32 MB RAM.  It did not allow a
graphical installation due to 'insufficient resources.'  An extra 32 MB of
RAM allowed me to install and run it.  It was usable but slow.  

My advice is to buy at least an additional 32 MB RAM if you want to run X
and KDE, Gnome, or another desktop.

Dave

 
 
 

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