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    System Requirements for RH 9


    What would be minimum and recommended system requirements for a pretty much full install of RH IX?

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    atlelast 450-600mhz pentium, 2GB hd, and 64MB of ram. You could use a slower cpu if you don't plan on running X.

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    I wouldn't say that you'll necessary need such a fast CPU, but I'd recommend having even more RAM than that (128 MB or so for the experience to be pleasent).
    Of course, like genlee says, if you're not running X you won't need so much by far.

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    Yes you could use a slower cpu but running X on that would be horrible. Unless you don't mind waitig to just move a window around. Could probably use fluxbox/blackbox on slower cpus which wouldn't be bad but the default redhat install I don't think has that option.

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    I can't imagine it to be such a big problem. I don't find it that slow if only you have plenty of RAM. Running GNOME on a 233 MHz isn't a big problem for me (apart from mozilla, though... that XUL thing is quite a hog, really), but if you have to little RAM it will essentially be thrashing after not too long. I have a friend who was running GNOME on a 75 MHz machine, and then it starts getting a bit horrible, but after he upgraded to 133 MHz it's quite OK in my opinion. Now that is RH7.1, but still.

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    kde with all eyecandy disabled is not so bad neither, but when things go slow, i get a bit fuzzy, so my 800 mhz computer has never run kde/gnome more than one day combined.

    But, i would suggest icewm or xfce unless you want to run an ancient gnome/kde version

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    Sometimes when I move some of my windows around, they lag behind the mouse cursor on my p3 1ghz. Maybe its from the themes I am using. I notice this the most when moving xmms.

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    That seems pretty extreme. But correct me if I'm wrong, but that should only happen if the WM is being overloaded, right? Do you have such an advanced WM theme?

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