In article <slrndgtvk9.qpa.sorce...@dmc22317.local>, Ray Ingles wrote:I ran Ubuntu in default Gnome mode with 96MB of RAM. It was surprisingly
> ...it certainly doesn't seem impossible that the system could be
> usable in 96M. Linux is quite good at swapping out stuff that's
> not really in use.
usable (I had to pop up a terminal and check "free" to make sure the mem=96M
boot option had actually worked). There was more swapping (actually, with
512MB RAM, there's normally no swapping at all) but it ran fine; I was able
to bring up Firefox, play a couple movies, etc. Not as snappy as with the
full RAM, and running too many apps would definitely impact things, but all
in all I was pleasantly surprised.
I don't have an extra license for XP Pro; it'd be fun to try it on the
Ray Ingles (313) 227-2317
Microsoft Windows - You'll envy the dead.
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