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Old 07-30-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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Any difference in speed between Ubuntu, Xubuntu, & Puppy w/ 512mb RAM?

Do you think there would be a significant difference in speed between Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and Puppy?

18gb hd
512mb RAM
Pentium III
448.1 MHz (I think! That number showed up on a tool in DBAN)

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Old 07-30-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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Puppy (most) use JWM desktop and run entirely in ram

Ubuntu's, to my knowledge, must be mounted to hd, usb, and/or casper-rw

Check it gray53

I been buggin Pat over at Parted Magic about adding stereo sound to
and i made a post here about "how to add stereo to Pmagic"

Anyway, they finally added it!
I'm gonna do a "how to" for usb in general tomorrow moring in General
and will tell all tricks

Oh yeah, runnig from RAM pmagic 4.4 30th july
is using 64mb, 112 with LQ spy, flash 10, and this window running

it's about as fast as puppy too
Old 07-31-2009, 07:33 AM   #3
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OK. One more thing: I plan to do a frugal install. Would it be a good idea to partition a couple hundred megabytes as linux-swap? Thanks!

btw, how many hours a day are you on lq?

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