On Tuesday 18 May 2004, paul at clubi.ie (Paul Jakma) wrote:
>> 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.
>>My main desktop is a machine with 256MB, doesnt swap since i tweaked
Yes, but unless I sadly miss my guess, you don't normally run the above load,
in particular OpenOffice which is a RAM hungry suite of programs.
>Instead of guessing, come up here sometime and you can use the
>P233MMX with 128MB RAM in question.
Thanks but no thanks. I left machines of that calibre behind years ago (except
when I have to work with obsolete Sun kit) and I've no desire to go back, even
if it is only a short journey. Anyway, you'd only expect me to bring you
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