Linux/XFree speed vs OS/2 vs DOS/Windows

Linux/XFree speed vs OS/2 vs DOS/Windows

Post by Andrzej Bieszcz » Sun, 12 Sep 1993 01:28:44



I am thinking about installing Linux/XFree on the following system:

        386/25MHz/ISA/8MB/340MB(IDE)

My video card, ATI Wonder/512 is not supported, but I can buy something
used and cheap (I hope) that is supported (like ATI Wonder XL).

I wonder what speed may I expect as compared to OS/2 2.0 and
DOS/Windows. Windows are fast on my machine. OS/2 is slower, but
acceptable.

Also, how good is the installation process? Do I need to spend a lot
of time configuring the system manually? (both Linux and XFree)

Thanks for any information,

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Linux/XFree speed vs OS/2 vs DOS/Windows

Post by Mark Lo » Sun, 12 Sep 1993 04:38:32



>I am thinking about installing Linux/XFree on the following system:

>    386/25MHz/ISA/8MB/340MB(IDE)

>My video card, ATI Wonder/512 is not supported, but I can buy something
>used and cheap (I hope) that is supported (like ATI Wonder XL).

>I wonder what speed may I expect as compared to OS/2 2.0 and
>DOS/Windows. Windows are fast on my machine. OS/2 is slower, but
>acceptable.

The Linux system should run MUCH faster on this configuration than the OS/2
X setup, since it is a lot lighter in memory requirements.

Quote:>Also, how good is the installation process? Do I need to spend a lot
>of time configuring the system manually? (both Linux and XFree)

The SLACKWARE distribution (bcarh711 inside bnr) was pretty easy,
once one ignored the confusing TAMU documentation and just tried the sucker.

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