Re: Oops. 1 Gig Recommendation 2nd try.
<quote who="Matijs van Zuijlen">
> How is this possible? I run gnome with no trouble on a 366MHz Celeron
> laptop with 96MB Ram and 128MB swap. The only unusable part was
> nautilus, so I just use gmc. OTOH, I don't know what you consider to be
> useable, since:
I don't know. maybe I am just used to the snappyness in afterstep
the KDE startup is especially painful. I can start afterstep
probably in under 3 seconds, KDE takes (Seemingly) a minute or
more. drawing windows is slow too to me. I tried it on my
Athlon 1300 768MB ram with 9.1GB ultrawide SCSI drive(u160
drive connected to an UW controller) and it was still sluggish.
I tried it on a DUal P3-866 with 512MB and 3x18GB 15k RPM
SCSI drives in software raid 5 and it was STILL sluggish.
(SuSE 8. ..). It was pretty usable, but things like resizing
windows would be choppy. the dual p3-866 had a slow video
card so that would be partially to blame(its a rackmount
so the video is crap). my athlon had a geforce2 MX though
which is halfway decent. maybe I am spoiled by the
performance of afterstep. it's been my exclusive window
manager for probably 3 years now.
>> X doesn't become useful to me till it gets to 1024x768
> and I like X on my 800x600 fine.
I just can't use it. I've seen some people who just have their
fonts tiny..i use bigger fonts I had to use a thinkpad 600
when i first started at my current job for a few weeks
and it was achingly bad for me. even when I disabled the
afterstep wharf and pager, so there was NOTHING on the
screen but the apps.
it is usable, but i cant stand to use it for long periods
of time ..thats just me ....
1024x768 is great though