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Re: [SLUG] New Install Advice
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] New Install Advice
- From: Daniel Pittman <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:12:19 +1000
- Organization: I know I put it down here, somewhere.
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Jeremy Visser <jeremy@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 13:45 -0700, tesrof@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> It's got a 1.6 gig processor, 128 meg RAM and a 40 gig HDD.
>> I was thinking of Ubuntu ... but maybe there's something better?
> You're not going to be running GNOME on 128MB of RAM. You'll either
> need to install something more light-weight like Xubuntu or Puppy
> Linux, or upgrade it to at least 256MB.
I would advise Ubuntu, and running the system up to 256MB or 512MB of
memory for her. Running GNOME (or KDE) in 128MB is possible, but it
will not be an awful lot of fun.
Actually, running more or less anything in that is not going to be fun,
given most of the memory use comes from the large footprint
applications, usually comprising OpenOffice, Firefox, Evolution (or
Thunderbird) and the printer driver for the random crappy inkjet
Those usually don't vary that much between desktops, and there really
isn't /that/ much saving to make at the lowest level.
Something with a 1.6Ghz CPU should be well able to handle the extra
memory, and that would be a couple of hundred dollars very well spent.