Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Mar 2008 21:52 UTC
Linux "When my girlfriend visits me, she has to work on a mini PC while I use my laptop to finish whatever I postponed at the office. Her PC has a 1GHz VIA processor and 128 MB of RAM and runs Ubuntu. You can imagine how slowly it boots, even with Linux installed, and GNOME runs so slowly that it's quite irritating. I didn't want to reformat and install a lightweight Linux distribution like Fluxbuntu because the mini PC doesn't have a CD-ROM drive, and I already had 10GB of data that would have taken a long time to back up. Instead, I found and installed some lightweight software to improve her computing experience."
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Benchmarks?
by Hozz on Sat 15th Mar 2008 00:02 UTC
Hozz
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I was waiting for the author to show some numbers to back all of this up. It's not that I'm not aware that fluxbox +all the stuff he threw in is going to be hella faster than a standard ubuntu install, but why not back it up with some numbers, or even just some subjective comparisons in load times to justify the article?

Plus, I'm sure the author has a bunch of previous experience with other software often recommended for slower systems (XFCE comes to mind), but there's little in the way of comparisons with these alternatives. All in all, a good, quick article, but not very in depth, at all.

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