__/ [ ray ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 06:11 \__
> On Sat, 01 Apr 2006 20:34:58 -0500, rapskat wrote:
>> This matter seems to be higlhy debateable for some reason, as many people
>> have various preferences for their own desktop systems. So what I was
>> wondering was what everyone would think would be the bare minimum hardware
>> specs needed to support their own desktop environments and applications.
>> I guess it needs to be said that I don't mean just enough to load it up in
>> three or four hours ;-) There has to be some semblance of performance and
>> responsiveness in the system and the ability to effectively run more than
>> one app at a time.
>> I'll kick it off...
>> Linux: 2.6.16
>> Apps: KDE 3.5.1, amarok, mplayer, pan, OOo, evolution, firefox, k3b,
>> konqueror, etc.
>> Min. Specs
>> CPU: 400 Mhz
>> RAM: 128 Mb
>> HDD: 4 Gb
>> I suppose if you had more RAM, you could probably go with a lower speed
>> CPU. It wouldn't be a speed daemon by any means, but it'd git'r'dun.
>> Certainly a big difference from the 2Ghz/1G/80G beast I'm running on now.
>> How about you?
> I've installed Elive (Debian derivative, uses Enlightenment) on a P166
> with 64MB RAM - it runs quite well - very tolerable. I run Gentoo (stage
> one install) on my mini-itx with KDE and it goes very well.
I have had Mandrake on a machines with merely indentical specs (to that of
Ray). Not very responsive (KDE memory hog), yet tolerable as a second
computer to work on in tandem. I used it to do GIMP jobs every now and then.
Just run the script and come back to it the next minute. That was 3-4 years
ago when the weakest machine at the office ran Linux and the other were
Windows and a Mac.
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