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#1 hacnslash

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 06:11 PM

I am lookin to buy a laptop on ebay and I was wonderin what configuration i needed to comfortably use kde (3), the thing is I used to have an old pentium 60 mhz and it was movin like shit sliding uphill, so im confident I need about a 266-366 mhz laptop, could anyone confirm this??

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 08:39 PM

At the last az2600 meeting, forest was using SuSE 8.1 w/ KDE 3.0 on a 400 MHz laptop and it ran fine. I've used Red Hat 7.3 w/ GNOME 1.4 on a 266 laptop and it was painful. I agree; about 300 MHz is the cut-off.

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 10:50 PM

Ive never personally ran a laptop linux but I know on my pentium 1 133mhz with 80mb ram.. tower I can run RH7.3 with fluxbox at a decet speed. Its the poin t though that things might lag.

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Posted 04 February 2003 - 03:21 PM

ok thanx guys so 300 is the cut-off, ill definetely keep that in mind, just last night I was about to pay 75 bucks for a pII 266 32RAM machine without a cd drive on ebay, i changed my mind the last minute though.

#5 kondor

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Posted 04 February 2003 - 08:27 PM

i am pretty sure that 64 megs is either required for X, or HIGHLY recommended

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Posted 05 February 2003 - 01:55 AM

Whoa, whoa, whoa. $75 for a 266? That's a good deal if you can increase the RAM. Like Zapper said, just run a different window manager. I've run IceWM and WindowMaker since on my 266 w/ 96 MB RAM and have been very happy.

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Posted 05 February 2003 - 03:27 PM

the guy said that it has two 16 meg sticks in the only two bays, buying two new sticks for an old laptop could be more expensive than the laptop and more likely that I wouldn't find any for that model. Another thing that turned me off was no cd drive, I would have to buy a cd drive and doing my reasearch like a good little boy I found no, yes absolutely NO drives for sale for an omnibook 2100, and even if i did it was too much of a hassle, when I finally get a laptop I'm just gonna get one with everything on it, I don't want any reasons to go buy anything else, but indeed 75 bucks for a 266 mhz is a good deal, but considering that there were more downsides to it......




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