[ILUG] Office migrations to Linux
glen at lincor.com
Mon Oct 18 13:02:08 IST 2004
On Mon, 2004-10-18 at 04:49, Des Keane wrote:
> So it might be nice in some circumstances, it won't help make a 64MB workstation go any faster. :-)
> I used a PIII 400MHz system with 128MB ram for several years until very recently and ran RH8/9/JDS1/2 quite happily. Main apps were Mozilla (later FF/Thunderbird) and OOffice/SOffice with Gnome. And ssh. It really was pretty usable, the main drawback with low memory is that you have to allow OO or Mozilla to swap out to disk before switching. So you learn to work in bursts in each. Plus you can't afford to have any non-crucial things running.
> What I could have done with 256MB or even 192!
Well my own personal machine is a PII 450MHz with 400+MB RAM. I find it
usable for everyday office stuff and it would be fine for their current
needs. Put it this way, from my experience, Fedora Core 2 with > 256MB
is faster than Windows 98 with 64MB ram. So
I'm stuck waiting for the TAS Books CD's to test the installation of the
client (for the receptionists machine).
Glen Gray <glen at lincor.com> 17 Dame Court
Senior Software Engineer Dublin 2, Ireland
Lincor Solutions Ltd. Ph: +353 (0) 1 6746413
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