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 Post subject: Old PC
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:00 pm 
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RAM - 760 MB
CPU - Intel Celeron 2.0 GHZ
HDD - 120 GB
Graphics - NVIDIA [GeForce 6200]

CRT monitor :)

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 Post subject: Re: Old PC
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:08 pm 
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way cool that it runs with that minimal amount of memory, I'm struck thought that your "old PC has a 2.0 Gb processor... when vast majority of new laptops and PCs are sold with less than 2Gb nowadays... smdh :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Old PC
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:25 am 
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It's great that Peppermint runs on a system with those specs. Thanks for sharing this information with us. We've been asked before what the system requirements are and, since nobody has a solid answer, posts like this help a lot. :D

spence wrote:
way cool that it runs with that minimal amount of memory, I'm struck thought that your "old PC has a 2.0 Gb processor... when vast majority of new laptops and PCs are sold with less than 2Gb nowadays... smdh :roll:


Yeah, but they're sold with a 1.X GHz dual core, which isn't the same thing as a 1.X GHz single core. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Old PC
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:13 am 
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Newer CPU's also get more done per clock cycle.

but you watch the clock frequency start to creep up again as the CPU manufacturers carefully meter out "faster" CPU's, where they could easily manufacture them now .. but then what would they sell you next year ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Old PC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:54 pm 
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This thread seems quite suitable to post about my new Peppermint system.

1GB RAM
2.8 GHZ processor
80 gig HDD
NVIDIA GEFORCE

I've this PC for about 5 years now and it still works. I had XP on it and than 7 but was running it with the bare minimum of RAM and it took my much of my ressource. After discovering about Linux I went to Ubuntu and Mint.. And they're very nice OS but same problem. Tried Lubuntu and that was much better. But I didn't need lots of softwares installed in it such as Abiword, Gnumeric, pidgin, sylpheed ect. I googled about a cloud oriented OS since I do most of my work online and found Peppermint and JoliOS. Unfortunately JoliOS is no longer supported so Peppermint was the best choice and since I am an Ubuntu stragglers for a about year now this was a very suitable option.

I plan to buy a new computer in a couple of month but for now this one seems to work fine and since most of what I do is online and that my web connection is quite good, I'll go on with it for a while. I just didn't needed a full blown OS with the bells and whistles that are ressource hungry. Peppermint seems offers just that and much more.


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 Post subject: Re: Old PC
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Glad you like it .. and may I say, "good choice" ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Old PC
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:57 pm 
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Best thing about the CRT monitor is the potential for emulating old school games properly.

Get yourself the SNES usb adapter and some original pads and away you go!
The PC Engine emulation on mednafen is brilliant too.. although I havent worked out how to get it work on the command line on Linux.


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