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Old 01-18-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question Old Computer New Suse 10.2 Performance Question

Hi all,

I currently have Suse 9.2 finally working nicely.

I have one older machine that's a P2 with an Asus m/b (tx97e).

I don't want to blow away my 9.2 system but would like to install Suse 10.2.

Question is, do you think the older machine is much to slow to do this?

Old 01-19-2007, 12:08 AM   #2
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You need to post the specs of your "older" PC if you want anyone to helo you out.
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i installed 10.2 on a pcchipps integrated cpu (800) and 256 or ram with a 80gb and it wasn't "usable"
so you can get a picture, but yea you do have to post your system config
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I was able to run Suse 9.1 on a 500MHz Celeron with 256MB RAM. Okay for surfing the internet but too slow to use mplayer unless I booted into ICE or blackbox.
A lighter desktop can help when using older hardware. YAST is a terrible resource hog and switching to a lighter distro can help if you either want or need to keep using that older hardware.
The bottom line is how it works for you.
Old 01-20-2007, 11:16 PM   #5
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Suse vs lighter distro's

I had suse 10.1 installed on my 1.8ghz celeron with 512mb of ram and found it clunky and slow. I think its rather resource hungry. Dont get me started with the package manager. I think since novelle got hold its gone down the pan.

I have been using kubuntu on my desktop and xubunto on my 500mhz/128mb dell laptop.

Both run a dream and I love apt-get!



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