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m4tic
May 11th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Well one thing i should say, i've never felt this machine was fast on anything.I installed Mandriva one 2010 last week on my 512MB Ram AMD sempron after i could not get any video playback on Lucid(problem fixed now). So last night i conducted an experiment, just how many programs can i throw at it. I also had installed, the same OSes on my sister's with 2x1024MB DDR2 and intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4Ghz. On my AMD in Ubuntu 10.04 i could only run all the OO.org preinstalled and my sister's ran every program included in the applications menu but CPU usage was high and i had couldn't do much.

My AMD mandriva ran every program including some from control centre, movie plus mp3 in amarok, the memory peaked at 370MB and Swap around a 120MB while CPU ranked at 90%, in mandriva OO.org writer and firefox take less than 10MB while in ubuntu its over 20MB. On the Intel memory peaked at 700MB (thats less than half the total RAM). I don't know where Mandriva gets this advantage but i recommend it for guys with low tech specs but i don't know of the future of this release since its up for sale (http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/open-source/38988-mandriva-falls-on-bad-days-up-for-sale)

NightwishFan
May 11th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the advice. I would think there would be no difference, but a user can normally tell when things are working better.

(In my case) OpenSUSE always seemed faster for me, pity it does not work well on my laptop. (Needs compat wireless and etc..)

Memory usage is hard to calculate, generally more usage is better.
http://www.linuxatemyram.com/

m4tic
May 11th, 2010, 12:01 PM
Memory usage is hard to calculate, generally more usage is better.
http://www.linuxatemyram.com/

It's OK until the OS starts not being usable.

handy
May 11th, 2010, 12:07 PM
It would seem that Mandriva is about had it unfortunately:

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http://www.mandrivalinux-online.org/news/news-0-87%2Bmandriva-est-a-vendre.php&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhgJSVBbE37OVE2kGOh5niRqYm4qxg

Courtesy of A.I. ;)

m4tic
May 11th, 2010, 12:12 PM
It would seem that Mandriva is about had it unfortunately:

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http://www.mandrivalinux-online.org/news/news-0-87%2Bmandriva-est-a-vendre.php&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhgJSVBbE37OVE2kGOh5niRqYm4qxg

Courtesy of A.I. ;)

It's really a shame it had to come to this, but i hope development will continue as it has, it really is a good OS with it's own unique innovations that sets it apart from other distros (mandriva control centre)

handy
May 11th, 2010, 12:38 PM
It will be sorely missed.

Many consider Mandriva to be the easiest distro to use these days.

Swagman
May 11th, 2010, 01:33 PM
Yeah I liked Mandriva last time I installed it (on a test machine).

D/l 64 bit free now

m4tic
May 11th, 2010, 01:36 PM
Yeah I liked Mandriva last time I installed it (on a test machine).

D/l 64 bit free now

I downloaded the "one" version over free to save bandwidth since i was going to install the same codecs

RiceMonster
May 11th, 2010, 01:38 PM
If Mandriva works better for you, then why not switch?

ukripper
May 11th, 2010, 03:16 PM
i'd say try lubuntu http://lubuntu.net/. I run AMD athlon XP 1500+ with 512RAM with no problem. RAM usage is mostly under 250MB for me.

Naiki Muliaina
May 11th, 2010, 04:27 PM
It would seem that Mandriva is about had it unfortunately:

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http://www.mandrivalinux-online.org/news/news-0-87%2Bmandriva-est-a-vendre.php&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhgJSVBbE37OVE2kGOh5niRqYm4qxg

Courtesy of A.I. ;)

Muah! Gutted if it gets discontinued fully. An early Mandriva was the first Linux that just worked for me (pre Ubuntu.... And to be honest the early Ubuntu's were dire!). Without it i would have never moved from Windows XP. Damn shame :(

Artificial Intelligence
May 11th, 2010, 04:42 PM
There's a thread a bout it;
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1479377

thatguruguy
May 11th, 2010, 05:15 PM
If Mandriva works better for you, then why not switch?

That sounds like crazy talk.

retro89
May 11th, 2010, 05:24 PM
You could always use Xubuntu since it takes less ram. I had a pc 256MB of ram and it was very snappy.

swoll1980
May 11th, 2010, 05:56 PM
If Mandriva works better for you, then why not switch?

/thread

themarker0
May 11th, 2010, 06:01 PM
You could always use Xubuntu since it takes less ram. I had a pc 256MB of ram and it was very snappy.

If your gonna use XFCE, do it the right way, and use a pure install.