[conspire] my old acer laptop
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Feb 5 12:36:38 PST 2003
Quoting Nick Jennings (nkj at namodn.com):
> Although RAM is important, it's not the only factor. My Libretto 100cts
> has 32mb of RAM, and the CPU is overclocked to be 200mhz I believe.
> However X is horribly slow, even compiled from source (I'm running
> FreeBSD on it), and with evilwm as my windowmanager. Mozilla is a horrid
> beast... and why else would you run X if not for a web browser?
A Libretto's kind of a special case: Even more than most laptops, the
Libretto palmtops are designed to keep power draw to a bare minimum.
So, among other things, they use very slow hard drives that are kept
spun down a lot of the time. If memory serves.
Same thing with that IBM PC110 palmtop series.
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