On Tuesday 18 May 2004, paul at clubi.ie (Paul Jakma) wrote:
>On Tue, 18 May 2004, Niall O Broin wrote:
>>> For a value of perfectly well which suits you. However, for a non
>> Linux hobbyist user who wants to actually USE the machine for
>> normal tasks (the kind of person who is NOT on this list) e.g. run
>> Mozilla, or maybe Open Office then that spec. of box just does NOT
>> cut it.
>>FC1 + 2.6 kernel and 'echo "sys/vm/swapiness 10" > /etc/sysctl.conf'
>and it's actually reasonably useable.
Sorry - tweak your swappiness all you like but I do NOT believe that a PII 300
with 64MB, or even 96MB of RAM is going to feel reasonably usable to run a
load of X, KDE or Gnome, Open Office and Mozilla i.e. a reasonable
approximation of what might be expected to run on public access machines as
mentioned. At a guess, that load will need at LEAST 256MB of VM, and a LOT of
swapping to a slow IDE disk.
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