[ILUG] Linux, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal
hostyle at csn.ul.ie
Tue May 18 21:06:18 IST 2004
On Tue, 18 May 2004, Dermot McGahon wrote:
> On Mon, 17 May 2004 20:52:15 +0100, Timothy Murphy
> <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> > I'm running Fedora-1 on a 300MHz PII with 128MB RAM,
> > and it works perfectly well.
> > (I've actually had fewer problems compiling kernels
> > on this machine than on other more modern computers.)
> Even upgrading to 256MB was not sufficient for my needs.
> I kept an eye on memory usage. The 256MB was fully in
> use within minutes after reboot. Starting Opera with
> 15-20+ saved tabs as the sole application on top of
> X is enough to do that.
<call me a troll if you like but ... >
I can encode DVDs via xvid, play mp3s via winamp5, have 5 tabs open in
firefox, run thunderbird, paint shop pro, MS-SQL, anti-virus service, and
macromedia products simultaneously without any noticable effects on *W2k*
with 256 Mb RAM. Either you're doing something wrong or fedora is even
worse bloatware than windows.
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