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    Will KDE 3.5.5 be too slow?

    Will KDE 3.5.5 be too slow for my computer? Its a Dell Dimension Desktop, Pentium III 1.8ghz processor with 512 mb system RAM and 64 mb video RAM.

    BTW, this is on a live-cd.

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    LiveCDs tend to run slow anyway, in my opinion.

    They are good for seeing what Linux looks like, and for using in emergency situations, but I prefer hard disk installation for real Linux. I don't personally think KDE will run overly slow on your machine, though.

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    Yeah, its not for real use, I just want to explore linux.

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    Linux User Dark_Stang's Avatar
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    Around St. Louis
    It's a live CD, so the worst that will happen is your computer can't handle it and you have to re-boot. I've had some live CD's give me a screen of dots on some computers and work flawlessly on others. It really just depends it the live cd works with your graphics card.
    Two levels higher than a newb.
    (I can search google)

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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    From what I've read, you should be more than fine.
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
    "There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience." - Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason)
    Queen's University - Arts and Science 2008 (Sociology)
    Registered Linux User #386147.

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    you've been warned

    I tried Knoppix on my old XP laptop after my cousin's husband dared me to try something new. I was a diehard Windows man. Now I wouldn't go back to Winbloat if you paid me.
    You have been warned

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