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Re: Fedora in need of testers?

On 2/8/06, Lamont R. Peterson <lamont gurulabs com> wrote:
On Wednesday 08 February 2006 12:56pm, Barry K. Nathan wrote:
> On 2/8/06, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
> > How can I help with a lowly 500 MHz machine I have acquired? It wasn't
> > what I was expecting originally, but that's because my original plans
> > fell through.
> As long as it has enough RAM (check the release notes) and some free
> disk space, and as long as you have a little patience, it should be
> fine for testing.
> I'm coming back to Fedora Core testing after a long break (for various
> reasons)... with a 350MHz machine. ^_^

I think having some slow machines in the mix is good.  We don't want to be
building a distribution that suddenly only runs "tolerably" on "the last 20%
of the speed curve" hardware.

Then again, those with "only" slow machines need to be cautious of becoming
"numb" about performance.  After a while, you get used to the speed of your
machine (screaming fast, painfully slow or anywhere in between) and it can
become very easy to overlook the changes in performance.  I think the best
defense against that is awareness + hard numbers (benchmark).

"time" is your friend :) .  It turns fuzzy time into something that we can all
talk about.

So, to those with "slow" boxes; happy testing.

Ok cool. I'll install FC4 on it this weekend. Any  recommendations for DE, esp. as XFCE is no longer on the install media. My regular DE is KDE.

P.S.  I don't speak for the Fedora Project :) .
Lamont R. Peterson < lamont gurulabs com>
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