Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 7th Aug 2008 17:25 UTC, submitted by SBW
Hardware, Embedded Systems It seems Lenovo is being selective in which markets get Linux on its new range of IdeaPad netbooks. "People in most markets Lenovo serves, including Singapore, China and the UK, will be offered the company's new IdeaPad S10 with either Microsoft Windows XP or a Linux OS, but Australian and US computer buyers will only be offered Windows XP according to Lenovo."
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Imp of the Perverse
Member since:
2008-07-27

Have you ever tried to run an XP desktop on 256MB RAM or less? That's a painful experience, let me tell you.


Yes, almost as painful as trying to run OS X or any modern Linux distro in under 512MB of RAM.

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Almindor Member since:
2006-01-16

Latest Ubuntu runs very well on 256 mb of RAM. Install is a bit "longer" tho.

On another note, did you hear the joke about Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Debian?

Do you know what's the difference between the two? Debian runs on P100 with 32mb of RAM (and can provide quite a good router/firewall too).

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Have you ever actually used linux, or are you just spouting mindless rhetoric? I have three computers in the house, two running Ubuntu, one running Mandriva. One of the machines using Ubuntu is running quite well with 128MB of RAM, thanks to the lightweight desktop environment xfce. If not for a couple of small annoyances with how xfce works, I'd be using it on all of my computers.

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Imp of the Perverse Member since:
2008-07-27

Have you ever actually used linux, or are you just spouting mindless rhetoric?


No, I would never use Open Sores Eunuchs - or their silly XWindows. Everyone nows that Microsoft makes the best Windows.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Mandriva, Debian or Ubuntu won't be as plesent on 256 meg ram but try Xubuntu or go for a real low resource distro like Damn Small.

(Seems Ubuntu is happy on 256 from other comments; not my prfered distro so what do I know)

Edited 2008-08-08 14:01 UTC

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