It always amazed me at how
Fri Aug 25, 2023 5:51am

bad XWindows was. Here was Windows 3.1 running quite happily on a 386 and Xwindows couldn't even start. The Linux idiots were all yapping about how resource friendly Linux was, too. At least Raspbian Desktop does run ok, but Windows 3.1 would run better at the screen resolutions some devices use! It's 2023 and Windows 3.1 is still the platform of choice for underpowered and screen space constrained systems. It's just how good it was.

  • We had a PII 233Mhz Win95 computer at the time - Erik_, Tue Aug 15 2023 1:19am
    We upgraded from the 486 in late 97 to it. By 8th grade, the 486 was handed down to me and my main computer in my room. Never tried installing Linux on it. It's always had DOS 5.0 and Win 3.x. The PII computer though was my first Linux box once that got replaced by the Celeron Dell with XP as the family... more
    • It always amazed me at how- Puckdropper, Fri Aug 25 2023 5:51am
      • I think it varied greatly on the Window Manager - Erik_, Wed Aug 30 2023 10:29am
        KDE and Gnome (to a lesser extent) were always very heavy. That's why back in the day I used PWM which was super bare bones and ran very nice on my 233MHz PII. But you're right, why do I have to be running the most basic Window Manager to get usable performance out of a PII when Windows 95 ran completely... more
        • I think I had to install xwindows from scratch - Puckdropper, Wed Aug 30 2023 4:58pm
          I seem to remember playing with a few different distros back then, one called pygmy Linux, one was Slackware, then I gave up and stayed with Windows for a while. Debian or a Debian derivative seem to be my current favorite, but I honestly have no idea what derivative those Orange Pis are running. All... more
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