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KDE 4.1 on low resources

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 89.8.218.89] on August 04, 2008 06:37 PM
Have tested KDE 4.1 (on 2.6.26 kernel) with 700 mhz Celeron, ATI Rage mobility M (4mb), 256mb Pc100 ram. It works well before tuning. Distro is Mandriva 2009 beta1 thus improvements are expected when Mandriva 2009 is released (and code optimised). KDE 4.1 uses less memory than KDE 3.5.9 (with Mandriva 2008). I'm sure I can get better performance with other alternatives - for distro and desktop, but this machine is intended for simple low mainteneance usage by a inexperienced user and the hardware + desktop combo will cater for all his needs for 2-3 years. 10-11 year lifespan is not bad for a Laptop!

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