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I'm interested in the new-ish Metisse 3-D eye-candy. Will my Toshiba with these specs be able to happily run Metisse/Madriva? TIA for any input!!!!! ~jordan Form factor-- Integrated Processor-- Intel ...
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    Will My PIII 750mHz 256MB SDRAM Toshiba Laptop Handle Metisse?


    I'm interested in the new-ish Metisse 3-D eye-candy. Will my Toshiba with these specs be able to happily run Metisse/Madriva?

    TIA for any input!!!!!

    ~jordan

    Form factor-- Integrated
    Processor-- Intel Pentium III-M (750 MHz)
    RAM installed-- 256 MB SDRAM
    Hard drive-- 20 GB IDE Internal S.M.A.R.T.
    Removable storage type-- None
    Input device-- Keyboard, Touchpad
    Weight-- 2.6 lbs
    Dimensions (W x D x H)-- 11.4 in x 9 in x 0.7 in
    Display-- 12.1 in TFT active matrix Integrated
    Max resolution-- 1024 x 768
    Video RAM installed-- 16 MB
    Video output-- Integrated AGP Graphics adapter
    Audio output-- Sound Blaster 16 compatible
    Networking type-- Network adapter
    Modem-- Fax / modem

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    New eye candy on your PIII 750mhz laptop!

    Hi JordanStorm,

    I can confirm that my laptop is around the same specification, a compaq, Intel Pentium III (750 MHz) ish...

    I am using compiz which seems to be ok to me, all thought the OS in use is Suse 10.1.

    I find by controlled experimenting is a good way of learning, (take brief notes as you go, so you can always back track, & backup any important data first!!)

    I hope this is of some use to you.

    Jnike

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    Hi Jnike!

    So, compiz works reasonably smoothly--not too processor-intensive or graphics-intensive for your PIII?

    I don't want to go through the hassles of installing a 3-D/cube-type GUI, if those types of GUI's need more power than my Toshiba can give 'em.

    ~jordan

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    Hi JordanStorm,

    I can confirm that information I provided previously is accurate, I have also installed the compiz that is shipped with Mandriva 2007 free, on my Dell Dimension 500mhz desktop, which is really cool looking eye candy , fully operational without any overheads to performance.

    I hope this helps

    jnike

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