[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Kurt Huhn kurt at k-huhn.com
Tue Sep 23 10:38:59 CDT 2003

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 10:15:53 -0500
Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

> Off the top of my head, Open Office is probably much better on an R12k
> (although maybe just a 250 2meg r10k would be enough improvement over
> my 1 meg 195mhz chip).  A lot of the video playback programs for mpeg2
> and mpeg4 files really want an R12k.  Apparently, even plain MPEG2 at
> DVD bit rates are rather hard for R10ks (again, the 250 with 2 megs of
> L2 would probably be a major improvement, but in this case, I don't
> think it would leave a lot of CPU power to spare).  Console emulators
> and video games also seem to benefit a lot from an R12k.  Those aren't
> my biggest uses for a computer, but some games are nicer in an
> emulator than on the original console, and sometimes I get a hankering
> to play a quake like game.

Open Office is downright fast on my R12k-300.  I know some folks don't
believe me when I say that, but it truly is.

One of the things I'd like to get for the Octane is a DVD reader - not
necessarily a burner though.

Kurt              "You're all bastards! MTV sucks! We hates you all!"
kurt at k-huhn.com                                -- Gollum 

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