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Old 08-07-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
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hello
i need some advice
i use slackware for more than a year it is so advanced distribution
i want to make my life easier i want to switch to mandriva (specially i want to try Corporate Desktop 4 )
what i need is
1-does it contains many bugs??
2-is it fast ?? coz i have an old pc
3-what is the minimum requirements does it contain?
 
Old 08-07-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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Please use more descriptive thread titles in future, your title tells us nothing about your problem.

What sort of PC will you be running it on? Corporate Desktop will probably need 512mb RAM minimum and will be fairly graphically heavy - they tend to ship KDE.

Why Corporate Desktop? Is it for work? You may be better off with Spring if it's for personal use.
 
Old 08-07-2007, 06:05 PM   #3
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i am sorry for the name of the title but i don't know how to change it
my pc is 256 ram 64 mb viga 650mhz processor
i think it is not good for new mandriva?(coz it will be to havy on it)
 
Old 08-07-2007, 06:08 PM   #4
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I think Mandriva will run fairly slow on that PC. I haven't used Mandriva for a few years, so I may be doing it a disservice. It wasn't buggy that I recall though.

What are memory prices like in Egypt? Can you upgrade your RAM?
 
Old 08-07-2007, 06:11 PM   #5
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may ram is SDRam
i can upgrade it till 512
but what about the processor
it is the only thing i can't reply
 
Old 08-07-2007, 06:12 PM   #6
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The processor shouldn't be an issue unless you do a lot of compiling of code.
 
Old 08-08-2007, 03:09 PM   #7
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Mandriva defaults to the KDE desktop, but many other environments are included (xfce, black box, IceWM-lite, etc.) and you can choose the one you like best. Many of the desktop environments are light on resources so Mandriva may do very well on a vintage computer using them.

Alternatively, if you want a distribution designed for use on a vintage computer, you may want to try Pupy Linux or DamnSmallLinux. Both have a good reputation for stability and are actively supported.

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