From: Ciaran Johnston (cj at domain nologic.org)
Date: Thu 05 Sep 2002 - 14:40:05 IST
Cormac McClean said:
> Hope you've all had a pleasant summer (using the word in the strictest
> sense). I'm back at work for the new term.
> I've recently upgraded from RH7.2 to 7.3, partly to avail of the new
> version of KDE (v3), but find that my system is crawling, even with
> only a small number of applications running on it (Konqueror web
> browser, Kmail and an xterm or two).
> I've temporarily switched to Gnome so that I can at least be
> productive; but I'm wondering is anyone aware of recommended minimum
> hardware requirements for KDE 3? I'm running on a PIII with 128MB RAM.
> I'm checking the kde.org website and I can find details on software
> requirements (libs), but nothing on hardware. I imagine I should try to
> upgrade the RAM to a minimum of 256MB, but I've no idea if even that
> will be enough.
I have an Athlon Duron 700 with 256 Megs of RAM, and typically about 10
Konqueror windows open, several shells, kmail, mozilla, emacs x5 and so on,
and rarely hit swap. I don't find KDE3 much slicker than 2, but it's
definitely no worse.
This is on Slackware 8.1, or RedHat 7.2 with the RH KDE3 RPMs installed.
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