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Re: [LUG] RH 9.x
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Paul Weaver wrote:
> and mozilla takes about 20
> seconds to start up. This is on a P166, but I have got 80MB ram. I
> is whats important.
Cyrix 166MHz 128MB Redhat 7mumble KDE1(! eek).... Mozilla eats over half
the RAM, Star Office is painful to start (especially when Mozilla is
loaded) but runs okay.
This box is below the minimum recommended specification for Mozilla, and
it is noticable that you could do with some more CPU omph as well.
The laptop has 256MB of RAM, and a 450MHz processor, and is fine with a
nice shiny modern Linux desktop and applications.
So yes mainly memory, but with Mozilla you also need some CPU power, I
suspect the XUL stuff, but wouldn't be surprised to learn it is one
badly implemented function at the bottom somewhere that is grabbing much
of the memory and chewing the CPU.
Those playing with boxes lower spec than this are using PC's nearly a
decade older than their software, heck X was designed for a minimum spec
of 16MB before you even add modern Window Managers, or applications.
Lose the graphics if you have only 32MB, Mutt and friends should run
much faster than Mozilla does here, and provide the same functionality
less the graphics. Lynx starts very quickly here on all the machines ;-)
I quite often code and do similar work on the laptops in the consoles as
I find it faster and more convenient, good sized text, no wasted screen
space with borders and tool bars etc.
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