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Old 06-19-2007, 11:14 AM   #1
bumblebee22
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Question Intel Celeron 700 MHz


I have an old gateway solo 1150. Intel Celeron 700 MHz.
What are my chances of getting grafpup up and running on it?
Will it be really slow if I can?
Would something like Ubuntu be better, for such an old machine?
thanks!
 
Old 06-19-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
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700mhz should be plenty fast enough to run Grafpup, and I'm sure it will run much faster than ubuntu. How much ram do you have?
 
Old 06-19-2007, 11:37 AM   #3
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I pulled it out of the back of the closet last night.
I am at work now.
But I am thinking 512Mb.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:45 AM   #4
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I pulled it out of the back of the closet last night.
I am at work now.
But I am thinking 512Mb.
thanks
Grafpup runs just slightly slowly on my brother's old 700mhz machine with 128 meg of RAM (well I guess it's mine now). On my other machine, I've got 512 meg of RAM and a 667mhz processor. I can tell you, the RAM does make a difference, and if you've got 512 meg of RAM, that's great for Grafpup. But even if you have 128 meg of RAM, it will run fine, just a little slow from my experience.

Then again, the computer my brother gave me may have some issues I'm not aware of, causing it to slow down even more.
 
Old 06-21-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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I run Grafpup on two machines which are slower than that without problems. I have an Athlon K6 clocked at 533mhz, with about 700mb ram. I can run both the live cd and a hard drive install just fine on that computer. I also have a really old Toshiba laptop with 333mhz and only 90mb ram. The live cd doesn't run very well because of the low ram but with a full (type 2) hard drive install it zips along quite nicely.

I wouldn't think there are any cases where Ubuntu would be faster assuming you have enough memory, because it is a much heavier system to begin with. It will have a few more background daemons running and uses the Gnome desktop, which is extremely big bloated and slow in comparison. However the specs you mention should be able to cope with Ubuntu as well, and you just have to compare the features of each distro to decide which you like better. Grafpup will be faster, has a good selection of graphics apps out of the box, and is more flexible in how it is installed. Ubuntu comes really with less applications (if you can imagine that!) but will be more automatic about some things, like detecting your hardware, automounting drives, etc.

Nathan
 
Old 07-05-2007, 02:05 PM   #6
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it should be fast enough
 
Old 07-11-2007, 06:18 AM   #7
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I wouldn't think there are any cases where Ubuntu would be faster assuming you have enough memory, because it is a much heavier system to begin with. It will have a few more background daemons running and uses the Gnome desktop, which is extremely big bloated and slow in comparison. However the specs you mention should be able to cope with Ubuntu as well, and you just have to compare the features of each distro to decide which you like better. Grafpup will be faster, has a good selection of graphics apps out of the box, and is more flexible in how it is installed. Ubuntu comes really with less applications (if you can imagine that!) but will be more automatic about some things, like detecting your hardware, automounting drives, etc.
Out of curiosity I tried several different versions of ubuntu live as well as Grafpup 104 and Grafpup 200 (both as live, not installed systems) and have to concur with Nathan.

Grafpup was faster starting and running applications (in both versions) than ubuntu (all versions) and I also tried it against a Kubuntu live which was appreciably slower in starting up than the ubuntu live ditributions.
 
  


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