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Old 05-01-2003, 08:09 PM   #1
golan69
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mandrake 8.1


i have mandrake 8.1 but when installed and running correctly it seems EXTREMLY slow compared to win98 and i was under the impression that most all distros of linux were moderatly faster to super fast compared to windows i have an pII 233 mmx a28 meg ram 40 gig 5000 rpm hd and g force 2 grafix card with win 98 my box is comparable closly in some apps and loading instances to a 1 ghz atleast compared to a 600 mhz pIII i know it seems odd but its true
 
Old 05-01-2003, 08:21 PM   #2
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I can't stand Mandrake, and 8.1 has the
reputation to be a load of crap even amongst
passionate Mandrake-follower, but I have to
say something in it's defense here :}

Quote:
28 meg ram
That's nowhere near enough to get
satisfactory performance with either
KDE or Gnome, since X11 (due to
a bunch of facts that make it superior
to any windows graphical environment,
but also make it somewhat chubby)
will eat that almost by itself, then there's
your DesktopManager on top of it ...
that means you're swapping right from
the start ... and no RAM left for caching.
And (besides solid state disks perhaps)
no hdd, however fast it may spin, can
compensate for lack of RAM ;)

Try use something more slim than the
default as a window manager (IceWM,
blackbox, ...) and close all services you
don't need :)


Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 05-01-2003 at 08:22 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 01:25 AM   #3
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i Meant to say 256 megs ram with a 5500 rph hd
 
Old 05-05-2003, 07:47 AM   #4
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8.1 is one of the worst versions of mandrake. I would suggest upgrading to 9.1 or at least 8.2
 
  


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