Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Jan 2006 18:50 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y The study described in the following article was done by Mirosoft, so run to the kitchen and get some grains of salt. "Microsoft's Linux and open-source lab on the Redmond campus has been running some interesting tests of late, one of which was looking at how well the latest Windows client software runs on legacy hardware in comparison to its Linux competitors. The tests, which found that Windows performed as well as Linux on legacy hardware when installed and run out-of-the-box, were done in part to give Microsoft the data it needed to effectively "put to rest the myth that Linux can run on anything." Do with the results as you please, but the topic is interesting nonetheless. What are your experiences?
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P3@800 Mhz
by lanjoe9 on Mon 9th Jan 2006 02:00 UTC
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Ugh. I remember trying to run XP in a P3@800 MHz box. So slow I uninstalled it right away.

Windows 2000? Rocks. Faster for graphical tasks. But, not current. And I like FreeBSD+Gnome+Oo2 much better.

FreeBSD 5 + Gnome2? Well, it rocks. Occassional slowdown with OOo, perhaps, that's all. Add more memory = better performance.

Yes, and I admit probably Windows 3.11 would run much faster than anything else here, except probably FreeBSD and plain X. Unfortunately I like the Gartoon theme too much..

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