I no longer have Mandrake installed but I would like to go back to it. The problem I have with Win98SE is memory consumption, it never recovers no longer used memory and leaves me jipped.
Last time I tried I hoped Linux would fix this problem. Another one happened, it just wanted to use all my RAM off the bat. I have 256MB. I'd load Mandrake and login with a BlackBox manager. I'd open OpenWriter and then check the resources. 250MB would be in use,. One time I got Mandrake to admit it was using 140MB for X. My friend runs slackware, has 256MB of RAM and dose not have this problem (using that much RAM). Could the difference really be in the distro? (due that Slackware gives you a little more control) or are there other ideas?
The other thing I have a problem with is loading times...a few seconds for Mozilla or an OpenOffice component to load....is that normal for a 1ghz machine? (or could that relate back to the ram issue?)