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Mepis 8.5 just works

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Mepis 8.5 just works

#1 Postby longtom » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:30 am


just reporting that I put Mepis 8.5 on a PIV 1.7Ghz with 768 Meg ram (384 was just a tat to little).

Works like a dream. Got my programs I normally add to an installation and there it is - flying away. Amazing!

Great distro - Thanks to all concerned.


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#2 Postby joany » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:05 pm

It's amazing that a full-featured OS like SM 8.5 flies on a machine with a 10 year old processor and less than 1 GB of RAM!
MX-14; 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae kernel using 4GB RAM
2.4GHz AMD Athlon 4600+
NVidia GeForce 6150 LE; 304.121 Display Driver
You didn't slow down because you're old; you're old because you slowed down.

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#3 Postby lucky9 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:36 pm

The 'nix variations are just more efficient as operating systems.
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
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#4 Postby kapookee » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:12 pm

I'm using 8.5 on a laptop with 512Mb. Runs fine for my purposes (and I gave it a lot of SWAP).
Laptop: Compaq Presario 2.2 GHz Celeron 64 bit 2 Gb RAM Intel Graphics Atheros AR9285
Desktp1: ASUS M2NBP-VM CSM AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz 3 Gb RAM GeForce 9800 GT
Desktp2: Dell Optiplex GX620 Intel P4 64 X2 3.6 GHz 4 Gb RAM Intel graphics

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