I was surprised how quickly my old Pentium IV boots up with Ubuntu.
But, without my son's knowledge of computer systems, I would never have
attempted the swap from Win XP to Ubuntu. I haven't done much from the
command line since DOS. He has the old Dell all polished up and working
great, with Firefox and Thunderbird at my fingertips.
Tullahoma, TN USA
On 3/13/2018 2:42 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
To compare: my poor old dell precision 1500MHz celeron is dual boot
WinXP and FreeBSD unix (I retain the XP partition just for doing
database conversions for one particularly shortsighted manufacturer's
pre-2000 offix software product). Starting it under XP needs a 30
minute window added for just it's startup/shutdown process anjd it's a
pig to use. It's up and operational (and is very usable even by today's
multi-processor system standards) in FreeBSD in under a minute.
I just repurposed a Toshiba Satellite laptop from Windows 8.1 to Kali
Linux. The speed/performance/thrash difference is staggering. As bad
as XP is (and it's pretty bad), nothing compares to the utter pig that
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/