Old slow computers can still crank away (Formerly RE: Portsnap vs CSup)

Sean Cavanaugh millenia2000 at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 20 10:12:13 PDT 2009

> Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:48:26 +0100
> From: wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
> To: millenia2000 at hotmail.com
> CC: fbsd at bomgardner.net; chris at monochrome.org; chowse at charter.net; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: Portsnap vs CSup
> >
> > compiling the kernel on that could take several days by itself let alone compiling X and then a thick GUI like KDE or GNOME. amazing that a 100MHz system with 48 megs of ram can still run so fast if you build it right.
> >
> for sure not KDE, but X and FreeBSD itself with good software running on 
> it works FAST on 100Mhz machine with 48MB RAM.
> Yes compiling is slow, but normal usage is FAST.

I never used gnome or KDE on it, ran Blackbox insted. 



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