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|Subject:||Re: [ubuntu-uk] Gutsy|
|From:||Rob Beard (ro...@esdelle.co.uk)|
|Date:||Nov 11, 2007 3:22:15 am|
London School of Puppetry wrote:
Upgrading the memory of the computer will improve performance, but may not be required.
Ubuntu, like Windows but to a lesser extent, becomes more memory hungry each release... that isn't, to be fair, really Ubuntu's fault but rather the packages therein... Openoffice, for instance, is becoming absolutely huge and tools like Firefox, Thunderbird, Evolution etc. don't get any smaller (!)... that said, a lot more things are being loaded by default (because they can!) and that takes memory too...
128MB of RAM really isn't enough... with so little memory you're going to get a lot of swapping onto disk which is obviously going to slow the machine down a lot... the drive itself may also be, to put it nicely, "slightly short of bleeding edge" which would mean swapping should be avoided if possible.
It's probable that if you are running Feisty with 128MB you will be able to upgrade and run Gutsy but it is likely you will see a deterioration in performance. Memory is very cheap these days, have you thought about perhaps buying some extra RAM to breath a bit of new life into the old beast?
Listen, you are talking to a puppeteer not a techy! RAM where do I put it...post it into the CDdrawer? is this a very technical job to put in more memory? Is this DIY of for technical son to do?
It's not that technical, but if you know someone who could do it for you then that would probably make life easier.
What make/model is the PC? (or is it a desktop built from parts?)