What are you “here” with today?

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  • #83353
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    Brian Masinick

      Yeah, on systems like that Dell Inspiron 5558, running 100% in RAM *REALLY* allows it to run well, though it takes a little longer to load it into RAM initially if you are running from USB. On installed instances, once a program, such as a browser, loads into memory, performance after that is GREAT!

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      #83354
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      Yuzeff

        @yuzeff: By any chance, could *you* be one of those “human genius” hardware experts who brought us such high quality technology?

        Unfortunately no. I just appreciate good stuff.

        My Dell Vostro 1710: Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD, Intel 965GM Integrated Graphics, 1440x900, antiX 22 full.

        #83355
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        Brian Masinick

          @yuzeff: By any chance, could *you* be one of those “human genius” hardware experts who brought us such high quality technology?

          Unfortunately no. I just appreciate good stuff.

          We have that in common my friend! Best wishes; enjoy antiX!

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          #83356
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          christophe

            I also enjoy seeing how “low” I can go — how much I can squeeze out of an old system.

            Last weekend, I pulled out an old 32-bit netbook, to see if I could make good use of it.
            I had to settle for playing a streaming audio site in the kitchen while I’m cooking. Anything else, it just can’t really keep up…

            But it takes up just a tiny bit of room on the shelf, it boots up antiX to a browser, & loads the site. All I do it click once to start the audio after if finishes loading (taking a long time, of course, compared to any other computer). When I’m done, I press SUPER+SHIFT+T (on herbstluft) to shut it all down till next time. And the netbook plays the audio stream better than my phone (no stopping to buffer). So it’s great! No e-waste. And it serves a purpose.

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            confirmed antiX frugaler, since 2019

            #83357
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            Yuzeff

              Best wishes; enjoy antiX!

              Thank you! I like good software too!

              My Dell Vostro 1710: Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD, Intel 965GM Integrated Graphics, 1440x900, antiX 22 full.

              #83359
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              Brian Masinick

                @christophe: I love doing that kind of stuff too.

                Don’t have one of those netbook systems but I have been playing with two old relics today with good results!

                Keeps me out of trouble (that is, until my wife wants me to spend time together, then I HAVE TO STOP! ????????????♥️

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                #83361
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                christophe

                  Keeps me out of trouble (that is, until my wife wants me to spend time together, then I HAVE TO STOP!

                  HAHA! Same here!

                  confirmed antiX frugaler, since 2019

                  #83362
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                  Yuzeff

                    But it takes up just a tiny bit of room on the shelf,

                    Is it connected to a pair of speakers?

                    My Dell Vostro 1710: Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 240 GB SSD, Intel 965GM Integrated Graphics, 1440x900, antiX 22 full.

                    #83365
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                    Brian Masinick

                      My board is Gigabyte model: B75M-D3H CPU I5 2500K 8GB Memory. GeForce GT 710 Graphics
                      one of the better Sound blaster Audigy cards and an SSD as boot device.

                      Board and CPU are if I remember correctly from end 2012.
                      Always fast enough for general use and will overclock, I usualy run it at nominal frequency.

                      Browser wise, Palemoon is unusable on quite a few sites, I mostly start either UngoogledChromium
                      or LibreWolf. Librewolf is slightly lighter and more sprightly than latest fox, expected as without
                      built in extras. i.e. ping extension, glean for Telemetry etc.

                      Apparently my usage is much easier on resources and tools. Since retirement I have really simple needs; webmail and forum sites on the typical day, that’s about it.

                      I am building code on an EndeavourOS system at the moment; old system so it’s taking more than two hours to complete; fortunately I am doing other things; if it doesn’t finish soon I will let the screen pause and hopefully the task will complete in the background.

                      Been using antiX for most of the day on another old system so it’s been ‘deja vu’ for me, a flash back to the past.

                      Just prior to the UNIX days I’d build software for our workstations and servers when I worked at Digital Equipment Corp. Usually I would use a server for the build and allow it to work in the background while doing something else on my workstation.

                      At home I have to pull out a few different laptops! ????

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                      #83367
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                      Brian Masinick

                        Made it here with antiX 21 “runit” Base (live and remastered on USB).
                        Here on my Lenovo X201.

                        inxi -Fxz
                        System:    Kernel: 5.11.0-21.2-liquorix-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 Desktop: IceWM 2.9.6 
                                   Distro: antiX-21-runit_x64-base Grup Yorum 30 October 2021 base: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) 
                        Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 3249CTO v: ThinkPad X201 serial: <filter> 
                                   Mobo: LENOVO model: 3249CTO serial: <filter> BIOS: LENOVO v: 6QET66WW (1.36 ) date: 05/31/2011 
                        Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 79.4 Wh (100.0%) condition: 79.4/84.2 Wh (94.2%) volts: 12.2 min: 10.8 model: Panasonic 42T4696 
                                   status: Full 
                        CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7 M 620 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Nehalem rev: 5 cache: L2: 4 MiB 
                                   flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 21281 
                                   Speed: 2881 MHz min/max: 1199/2667 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2881 2: 1431 3: 2957 4: 1613 
                        Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
                                   Device-2: Lenovo Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.6:6 
                                   Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: intel resolution: 1280x800~60Hz 
                                   OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (ILK) v: 2.1 Mesa 20.3.5 direct render: Yes 
                        Audio:     Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
                                   bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
                                   Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.0-21.2-liquorix-amd64 running: yes 
                        Network:   Device-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel port: 1820 bus-ID: 00:19.0 
                                   IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
                                   Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 1880 bus-ID: 02:00.0 
                                   IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
                        Drives:    Local Storage: total: 147.88 GiB used: 14.92 GiB (10.1%) 
                                   ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: THNS128GG4BAAA-NonFDE size: 119.24 GiB 
                                   ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Ultra size: 28.64 GiB 
                        Swap:      Alert: No swap data was found. 
                        Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: 0.0 C 
                                   Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3256 
                        Info:      Processes: 181 Uptime: 3m Memory: 7.58 GiB used: 1.01 GiB (13.4%) Init: runit runlevel: 2 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.1 
                                   Packages: 1253 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.4 inxi: 3.3.06 

                        System’s a bit “HOT” right now, been compiling code on this laptop for the past 2 1/2 hours; passed that test and the Internet is reliably working here now too!

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                        #83368
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                        Brian Masinick

                          That’s all for today; good evening everyone!

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                          #83370
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                          christophe

                            Is it connected to a pair of speakers?

                            No. The netbook’s speaker is sufficient for the spoken word. But if I were listening to music, that would probably be the path to take.

                            confirmed antiX frugaler, since 2019

                            #83376
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                            ModdIt

                              Hi Christophe Brian,
                              agree, my system is luxury, 8GB Kingston Hyper X ram was very cheap from EBay small ads
                              so I took up the offer, same goes for the graphics card which replaced an older GE force. Passive cooled cards
                              like the one now fitted and specified for 10 years industrial usage are often very low price.
                              When I bought the setup new I still had a good income and not much time for messing with computers, just looked
                              for industrial quality components and dual BIOS board. Have also T420 and EEPC Clamshell snail power netbook.

                              4 good desktop devices waiting for someone to use them, one tagged for Bicycle collect repair donate group in an
                              initiative for refugees from Ukraine. We have hundreds of mostly women and children in Hannover, many with injurys
                              and war trauma, more arriving daily.

                              #83383
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                              marcelocripe

                                I believe your computers are not old enough. I revive computers with Pentium 4 and Celeron, eventually Pentium D or Dual Core. Core 2 Duo or higher are rare. The RAM memory card is DDR or DDR2, eventually I find DDR3.

                                So my gratitude to the creator, developers and programmers of antiX Linux.

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                                Eu acredito que os computadores de vocês não sejam antigos o suficiente. Eu revivo computadores com Pentium 4 e Celeron, eventualmente Pentium D ou Dual Core. O Core 2 Duo ou superior são raros. A placa de memória RAM são DDR ou DDR2, eventualmente encontro DDR3.

                                Por isso, a minha gratidão ao criador, aos desenvolvedores e aos programadores do antiX Linux.

                                #83385
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                                Brian Masinick

                                  @marcelocripe: I agree, your primary systems are older than the oldest of my recycled systems; I think all of the ones I have left are 64-bit, though I have to take a look today at the HP laptop with the broken hinge. The thing is that these “old” systems I have now were mid to high end when they were new, more so than the low to low-mid range Acer models I have now, and though the Dell Inspiron 5558 is no longer new, I bought that one new at the end of the model run so that I could obtain it on sale. But 8 GB of memory and 8 TB hard drive, plus a good sized cache (not sure at the moment of the exact specs) is hardly “low end”, regardless of age.

                                  The netbook that Christophe has is closer in specs to the stuff you have, but it’s probably also newer.

                                  I used to own a Dell Dimension 4100 desktop, which is a 32-bit unit. Like the Inspiron, it was very solid, though by today’s standards it would be very slow and it’d ONLY run on very minimal distributions like antiX. Last I used it, though it was memory limited (256 MB if I remember correctly), I retrofit it with a second disk. At one point in time I had twelve distributions PLUS a version of VXworks, a real-time system loosely based on a UNIX-like kernel with a real time scheduling system. It was fun to experiment with that system while I had it. That one was stolen from my house, as was some luggage that was used in the “heist” and a few other items. The thieves were quick, but they got away with 3-4 items, and strangely left some other much more valuable things. Curiously that old computer really wasn’t worth very much at that point in time! That’s the only time I’ve been “robbed”; I think I was at work when it happened.

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