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Re: Debian on an old PC

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 07:31:10PM +0100, Vegard Lundby Rekaa wrote:
> I got hold of 128MB RAM from a friend. Now there is a total of
> 128+16=144MB RAM. Don't you think that is enough for OO.org and WM when
> he's prepared for a slow machine?

FWIW I installed OO.org on my pentium MMX 200MHz with 128Mb RAM the
other day (after reading your email).  It takes a while to start but
works fine after that.  If you use a sensible window manager (not KDE or
gnome, maybe icewm) I guess it would work fine on your old computer,
apart from taking a while to start up.

It will be a lot slower than the appropriate version of microsoft office
for that machine, though.

I think we would end up with much better software if all developers were
forced to use old, slow computers :)  I remember how good and fast the
software was on my old RISC OS Acorn with 4MB RAM (Impression, Sibelius,
Artworks).  Something is seriously wrong with the way people write
software these days!

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