Re: old imac: low memory software, framebuffer configuration
On Sat, 17 Aug 2002 11:18:32 -0700
Evan Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Chris Tillman wrote:
> >>Two major questions:
> >>- I'd like to use the web on this thing. What are my options?
> >>Running Mozilla is a joke-- just after startup top reports Mozilla
> >>alone using 70% of my RAM. I looked at Skipstone, but is there
> >>anything else you can recommend? (Opera? Though it is non-free...)
> > Galeon uses Mozilla base, but is much leaner and meaner. Also,
> > Mozilla's reported memory usage is not as bad as it sounds...
> > there's an FAQ somewhere.
> Galeon uses GNOME, though, right? That's a bunch more stuff to pull
> in right there. Skipstone is similar to Galeon, AFAIK, but with fewer
> features and a dependency on only GTK (which I believe Mozilla depends
> on already).
> And Mozilla... well, switching between windows takes four seconds of
> swapping. Once a window is up it scrolls pretty fast, but as I browse
> around it gets slower and slower.
> I'm *really* starved for memory here. You'd think 32 million bytes
> (256 million bits!) would be a lot. ;)
You know, iMac ram is dirt cheap, why not just buy some? I did a
machine for a client the other day (Grape/333 Slotloader), and I got her
into 256MB of ram for less than $50, try ramseeker.com or dealram.com