[rescue] O/S for 133/150mhz laptops???

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Wed Jul 19 03:41:18 CDT 2006

On Tue, 18 Jul 2006 18:19:57 -0400 (EDT)
adh at an.bradford.ma.us (Sandwich Maker) wrote:

> which version of firefox?
IIRC 1.5 "Deer Park". I got it from nekoware some months ago.

> you may be right.  the latest still appears to have memory leaks.
I run Firefox 1.5 on my desktop machine (old 1 GHz dual P III PeeCee,
512 MB RAM running NetBSD) and I have to restart it every other day
because it eats all RAM. 512 MB is plenty for a PeeCee running NetBSD,
but Firefox makes the machine use up to 512 MB of swap. That is the
point where Firefox gets absolutely unusable because it swaps at every
second mouse click. Sometimes it triggers a memory leak in XF86 so I
have to restart the Xserver too. But that is not that often.
Fortunately. ;-(

Many times I wish back the days when I used an Octane. More RAM (2 GB),
better GFX, much better audio, better IO, ... but _much_ slower CPU and
_much_ higher power usage. The MIPS / Watt ratio from the Octane to the
PeeCee is about 20! Plus some other problems I got with IRIX.


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