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Old 11-16-2003, 01:49 AM   #1
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What are your recommended minimum system req specs


What are the recommended minimum system requirement specifications f

for all the Mandrake SUITE packages?

Is
366 mhz celeron? & 384 mb ram good?
 
Old 11-16-2003, 02:37 AM   #2
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it will be slow on a 366mhz system

I set mdk9.1 up for a friend on a P3 400 with 384MB sd ram
and it crawled

in the end i put redhat 9 on it and it was much better
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:19 AM   #3
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If you use ICEWM on that machine, instead of KDE or Gnome, it will be fine.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 02:59 PM   #4
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Wink And I thought Linux was suppose to be a simpler more efficient operating system?

I currently got Windows XP pro with MS OFFICE 2000 & buttloads of other little programs. on that 366 mhz celeron 384MB SDRAM 13 gig HD -- 5400rpm --- YES IT IS A BIT SLOW to click in and out of files compared to the screamers at the college lab --- but hey, it's not that bad for what I need it to do with my life.


If mandrake 9.2 and the comparable office application software is gonna choke it to a snails pace? Doesn't that kind of kill the school of thought that insists Linux is simpler, more stable, free from defects of complications?

why is it so slow?

Let me make this clear. I don't intend to design CAD or CGI or play THE latest greatest games on a LINUX machine JUST YET.

I just want to use it as a much more efficient browser and downloader, a very secure file storage unit, some application software, and to be defiant of ever feeling I've ever spent more money than I needed to spend on software EVER, EVER AGAIN.

I've paid my dues and had enough.

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Old 11-17-2003, 03:59 AM   #5
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well

i'm using an Athlon 1700+ with 786 MB of ddr ram

so i guess i'm a bit spoiled by the power available


mandrake IS optimised for a 586, whereas other versions, redhat and slackware are given the i386 tag.

For what you say you want to do
Linux will do easily and well
 
  


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