What are you trying to run? I have a 500MHz machine running as a server with
no X and its fine. Are you running X and KDE or even worse OpenOffice? We
upgraded our 2GHz/256mb machines to 512mb because OpenOffice was slow at
2GHz/256mb and memory appeared to be the bottleneck. You could switch to a
lighter window manager such as icewm and try that.
I run Gentoo at home and love it... however its the package management system
I like and running it dual booted next to Mandrake I don't see any great
performance gain. I would not install Gentoo to get a performance gain, I
think its over hyped. Also initial installation is painfully slow...expect to
spend a whole weekend at least for your first install....and follow the
documentation line by line!!
On Tuesday 3 May 2005 17:27, Jason Corcoran wrote:
>I have a PIII 475 MHz machine with 256 MB of RAM. I upgraded to Fedora Core
> 2 a while ago and noticed my machine slowing down. Recently went to Fedora
> Core 3 and it slowed down again.
>>I was wondering would it be worth giving Gentoo ago? I have a good cable
> connection and the machine is basically used for some sourceforge project
> work, email sending and web browsing, so no biggy if the install gose west.
> I also have our home accounts on a different machine so theres no data
>>>Just looking for perls of wisdom, will it be worth the effort in the long
> run (performance V time spent)
>P.S. Disclamier to not wanting to start a distro war :)
>jason at jcorcoran.net>>Fortune:
>Undetectable errors are infinite in variety, in contrast to detectable
> errors, which by definition are limited. -- Murphy's Laws of Computer
> Programming n°14
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