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Re: Question about Guix documentation

From: swedebugia
Subject: Re: Question about Guix documentation
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2018 22:36:21 +0100

On 2018-12-02 16:05, Laura Lazzati wrote:
On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 2:17 PM Giovanni Biscuolo <address@hidden> wrote:

happy birthday retroPC! a teenager :-)
It's not its birthday yet, but thank you ;) I just did a basic
installation, since it only has 1GB of RAM memory. But I love it and
criticizing  my retroPC is one of the things people should never do

1GB of RAM? That is a *lot* :)
I have 2 GB on my 2 day-to-day laptops. 1 with GNOME3 GuixSD and 1 with Parabola+MATE. Both work fine and I rarely have to wait for other programs than the really heavy ones (Libreoffice comes to mind).

I choose light programs: mpv, mpsyt, generally console programs over gui if possible and suitable.

A friend of mine have a 4-core Samsung with 8 GB RAM and GNOME3 and I feel no big difference compared to my laptop (besides when compiling of course)

If you configure a good size swapfile or partition you will probably have no trouble running X11 and a light desktop manager (i.e. anything besides GNOME3). (I admit I did not actually check GNOME3 on a 1 GB RAM PC).

I would say it is possible to configure a desktop system to run smoothly with anything above 512MB RAM and 1-2 Ghz 1 core processor. (in 2003 I started out with GNU/Linux on a 350Mhz with 512MB RAM with no problems besides playing DVDs which caused glitches during playback because the processor could not keep up)

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