On Mon, 17 May 2004 20:52:15 +0100, Timothy Murphy
<tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> I'm running Fedora-1 on a 300MHz PII with 128MB RAM,
> and it works perfectly well.
> (I've actually had fewer problems compiling kernels
> on this machine than on other more modern computers.)
Glad to hear it but in my experience 128MB is not sufficient
to run Fedora Core 1 with X, desktop, and X applications.
- Applications like mozilla, opera, oowriter taking
too long to start up.
- Series of increasingly smaller window outlines while
minimising. It can take between 5-10 seconds for a
proper rendered screen to reappear.
- Occassional lack of mouse response and disappearing
- The list goes on.
Even upgrading to 256MB was not sufficient for my needs.
I kept an eye on memory usage. The 256MB was fully in
use within minutes after reboot. Starting Opera with
15-20+ saved tabs as the sole application on top of
X is enough to do that.
So what I would suggest for guideline ram requirements
for FC and similar distributions is 256/384MB for
lighter use, and a minimum of 512MB for developer or
other more intensive use.
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