David J. Ring, Jr.
n1ea at arrl.net
Fri Apr 21 13:56:26 MST 2006
Unfortunately with the distributions I've tried, I find they run much slower
on older machines - much slower than Windows XP - which surprises me. I
have one machine that is a Pentium 3 at about 550 MHz with 64 MB RAM and it
is slower than a slothful man at work time. Ringht now I'm running on
Mandriva Linux 2006 and it just creeps when doing anything.
Anyone have a recommendation for a linux distro that runs quickly on old
Green Harbor, MA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shane Rice" <shane at rices2peru.com>
To: "SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum" <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Ubuntu
I have been dabbling with Ubuntu also, and it is a super easy system
to use. I'm a native Windows user, but now I dual boot with Ubuntu. A
very very nice distribution!
Barry Drake wrote:
> Hi there ........
> Sorry if I'm slightly off-topic here. Over Easter, I decided to
> update my six-year old Linux so I could test a recent BibleTime with
> NET. I was amazed at how easy it was to install Debian compared with
> a few years ago. I wrote to the Debian folk to congratulate them, and
> one of them wrote off list to say if I thought Debian was easy, I
> ought to try Ubuntu. I did. I'm even more amazed! Much, much easier
> than installing Windows on a PC. And Ubuntu let me install binary
> packages of both BibleTime and GnomeSword .... just fantastic!
> So - if any PC user out there is thinking of going for Linux now's the
> time. Ubuntu is Gnome-based. If you lean towards KDE, there's it's
> cousin Kubuntu. Both are derived from Debian, but are designed to
> make the process of moving over easy for the pc user.
> God bless,
> -- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United
> Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk
> for our church homepages).
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