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Re: FC5 -> FC6 my experience



On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 00:11 -0400, taharka wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 18:18 +0200, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > It's a Del Inspiron 7000 (>8.5 y/o - my mistake).
> > CPU: PentiumII 366Mhz
> > MB Chipset: 440LX chipset.
> > Memory: 256MB
> > Graphics: MACH64 GPU with 8MB RAM. (Gives 113fps [!!!] in glxgears with
> > hand built DRI drivers....)
> > Disk: 14GB drive, 3400 (?) RPM.
> > DE: XFCE 4.4b (It does run both GNOME and KDE... though both are too
> > slow for my taste)
> > 
> > Oh, I can upgrade the machine to 384MB, but the machine has survived two
> > >1m falls and I rather not push my luck ;)
> 
> Thanks for the info. Now looking for a quantity supplier of these for a
> project :-) These laptops with 384MB of RAM should have no trouble
> running Gnome/KDE.
> 
> > - Gilboa
> 
> taharka
> 
> Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.
> 

OpenOffice may be a bit of a stretch. (though once it loads, even with
256MB, it works OK).
I'd use konqueror (KDE) or Epiphany (GNOME) instead of firefox (both eat
less memory, especially konq).

Other then that, you have a fully functional, extremely cheap laptop.

- Gilboa


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