Re: Starting my Ubuntu Pentium 3 project.
here are my OOTB Ubuntu and P-II/III experience
find some memory
any one junking old boxes should have plenty
there is a big performance jump with 512 [or more with shared video]
same for faster processors lying about
if the mobo has onboard video it may be near junk
some however had onboard PCI video and the AGP slot was good to use.
64 mb is OK but get a better video card for DVD movies and compiz.
if the onboard video is AGP and there is no slot.....
I suggest Puppy Linux as the Ubuntu default compiz is a problem with most all the P-II/III onboard video I have come across.
on the success side
I used a 933 P-III 512 meg mem with a 256 meg video card DVI out as a media box feeding HDMI in to the family room flat screen.
I just did not play video and down load updates at the same time.
DO NOT trust old cd/dvd drives
I have had more install failures from this cause than any other.
a 10 Gb Hdd will do nicely for the OS and "some" storage
933 is about the bottom end for playing a DVD movie
866 starts to get a bit choppy.
if the FSB is 100 Mhz it is limited
the 100-800 I set up with 8.04 has been used by my brother in-law since then.
a rock solid mail and surf tool.
Last edited by armandh; March 13th, 2010 at 08:36 AM.
OS upgrade with no hardware upgrade: $0.
having a smooth first install: ....priceless.