Weblog:   Linux Brings Frustration
Subject:   Furthermore...
Date:   2004-02-09 09:06:29
From:   jinjelsnaps
Response to: Furthermore...

dude you were running WinXP on a 466 Celeron??? No wonder it took the thing 2.5 minutes to boot up! How much RAM did you have in that puppy, 128mb? (sorry, just giving you a hard time ;-)

Having worked with the stupid thing for as long as I have, I don't even consider putting WinXP on a machine unless it's over 1ghz and has at least 512mb of RAM (DDR preferably).

Windows 2000 might have been a better choice (though I suppose not for gaming) for the hardware.

In any event, I totally get what you're saying about your son's frustrations. Hehe I remember that one of the first things I tried to do when I installed Linux a few years back was to try to play that Tux Racer game...except it locked up everytime. And took the whole OS with it.

Sometimes I get the feeling that Linux is better than Windows...only if you don't run a GUI and have the exact right type of generic hardware...