Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 23 Jul 2014, 16:16
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Derivatives
Is Legacy OS 2 faster on your Hardware then Xubuntu?
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Author Message
john biles


Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Posts: 1401
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr 2014, 17:32    Post subject:  Is Legacy OS 2 faster on your Hardware then Xubuntu?
Subject description: Need feedback good and bad - How is Legacy performing in the real world
 

Hello Everyone who've tried any Legacy 2 series version. My my own personally experience Legacy runs faster on Pentium III's and early Pentium 4's then Xubuntu does. I know I can install Legacy on a 128mb of Ram PC but haven't had much luck with Xubuntu on the same machine.

I have one Pentium 4 running Xubuntu 14.04 with a 128mb graphics card and video playback is just acceptable. I also have a 500mb celeron setup for the kids to play avi's on it running Legacy and all play perfectly on this old machine.

To settle an argument on another forum please give your experience good and bad.
Now this is only a contest between Legacy OS 2 series and Xubuntu 10.04 up.

What the argument is how easy to install both Legacy and Xubuntu on Pentium III's and video playback of avi's, mpeg's etc.

Also are you using Legacy OS where there isn't Internet connection and are only using it because of all the Applications / codecs included.

_________________
Legacy OS 2.1 LTS Released! Install me on a new! EXT2 Partition with 500Mb of swap and I'll be happy. Razz
Legacy OS 4 Released! Install to newer legacy hardware / early EeePC's Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
mavrothal


Joined: 24 Aug 2009
Posts: 1564

PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 09:40    Post subject:  

The only Xubuntu that boots my "hardware" (ie VPC7 on 64bit PPC) is Xubuntu 6.06LTS (2.20+ kernels fail on this system).
LegacyOS2.1 is twice as fast as Xubuntu in booting and opening apps. ie boot to Desktop 80 vs 160 sec. Abiword 6 vs 12 sec.
This is not a general I/O or setup related delay since Opera-9.64-static opens in 11 sec vs 10 in Legacy.
I do not know if later Ubuntus had speed improvements (my experience from other hardware argues against that) but LegacyOS2.1 really beats the crap out of Xubuntu.

_________________
Kids all over the world go around with an XO laptop. They deserve one puppy (or many) too Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
partsman

Joined: 06 Jun 2012
Posts: 245
Location: OHIO,USA

PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 16:16    Post subject:  

Hello john biles Very Happy
Well I don't have Xubuntu installed on my p4 right now "use too" I have installed LegacyOS2.1 on it and Your darn right its faster !! FOR SURE Wink

_________________
"PUPPY" POWERED BY PEOPLE
AKITA LINUX kernel 2.6.32.28
Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
john biles


Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Posts: 1401
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Thu 24 Apr 2014, 09:51    Post subject:  

Hello Everyone,
Maybe I should say "How does Legacy OS 2 compare with other Distro's you've tried on old Hardware" as there hasn't be many replies. Thanks to those who did.

_________________
Legacy OS 2.1 LTS Released! Install me on a new! EXT2 Partition with 500Mb of swap and I'll be happy. Razz
Legacy OS 4 Released! Install to newer legacy hardware / early EeePC's Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
umair

Joined: 25 Dec 2010
Posts: 205
Location: KUST Kohat, Pakistan

PostPosted: Tue 29 Apr 2014, 02:00    Post subject:  

john biles wrote:
Hello Everyone,
Maybe I should say "How does Legacy OS 2 compare with other Distro's you've tried on old Hardware" as there hasn't be many replies. Thanks to those who did.

Hi John:
I downloaded the Leagacy OS 2.1. I have an old Dell D815 Pentium-III with 512 MB RAM. Not tried yet but I installed your Legacy OS 2 and Legacy OS Gamer on it. Legacy OS Gamer is more polished compare to Legacy OS. I also installed xubutnu 10.04 on the same system. As far as comparing with xubuntu in terms of speed, I can say easily that Legacy OS is Faster. Installation process of xubuntu is user friendly thn Legacy OS. It would be better idea if GRUB4DOS menu runs itself after installing Legacy to HDD. Also if you improve some minor problems Thn its would be an outstanding Distribution for old PCs. One minor issue which I noticed in Legacy OS Gamer is that if the system shut's down improperly due to power failure or anything else, it takes to the shell prompt. thn every time I have to type xwin every time to rum x windows.
Anyhow, I will try 2.1 LTS soon n will update you. Smile
Thanks
UMAIR
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger 
James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
Posts: 5678
Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Tue 06 May 2014, 00:49    Post subject:  

No direct testing comparisons because any of the Buntu's pretty much won't even boot on the old P3 boxes where 2.1 LTS and 2.1 Gamer work fine.So Legacy is faster by default. Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Derivatives
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0545s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0052s) ][ GZIP on ]