sthomas at solafide.net
Fri Apr 21 14:21:55 MST 2006
I've used MepisLite on an older machine - P3 550 with 256MB RAM, and it is not
too painful. I also understand that Xubuntu is designed for older machines,
but haven't tried it myself.
On Friday 21 April 2006 4:56 pm, David J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
> 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
> Best Wishes,
> David Ring
> 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,
> > Barry
> > -- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United
> > Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk
> > for our church homepages).
> > Replies - b.drake at ntlworld.com
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