Need a beta-tester? I have a few AMD64-based SUN machines here in my office ... not really desktop machines, but for testing purposes they should be more than 'sufficient'clem wrote: ... let me test more things and also eventually compile things in 64bits. ... we might see a 64 edition in the Mint 4.x series.
OK ... As soon as the final version of Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" is out I will try that. I'll need to grab a 'unused' SUN machine somewhere from our shop, but it should be possible. Some of my buddies here also have new Intel "Core 2 Duo" based laptops which according to their /proc/cpuinfo are 64-bit too (there is a "lm" flag => 'long mode' = 64-bit) so I might try to benchmark on one of those machines as well.clem wrote:scorp123: How about a little benchmark between Gutsy 32 and Gutsy 64? desktop-oriented (boot time, opening OO, opening firefox, quality of the codecs, inherent problems etc..).
Vista makes a brand-new Dual-Core Athlon X2 4000+ machine with 2 GB RAM feel like an old 486 33 MHz with only 4 MB RAM .... It sooooooooo totally slows things down it's amazing. And it has funny bugs all the time. Today in the office one of my colleagues tried to help one of those Windoze noobs to backup his files ... and guess what? Explorer decided that "drag & drop" and "copy & paste" operations between the local C:\ drive and a remote backup mount point ( \\SERVER\Location\whatever ) should no longer be possible ... LOL In the end us UNIXers had to come to their rescue and type in a few "copy" commands by hand .... mega-ROFLclem wrote: as soon as I'm finished looking at Vista, seing why I hate it so much (I actually don't know yet)
My dear ... we all need to learn from *THIS*: http://images.apple.com/movies/us/apple/mac/macosx/2007/wwdc/apple-desktop_672x416.movclem wrote: but it's full of nice little innovations and there's a lot we could learn from it.
Forget Vista. I want those 'stacks' and those shiny reflections 'Leopard' has on my Mint desktop !!!clem wrote: I'm taking notes and slowly testing it. Overall I'm happily surprised so far.
Giving effects similar to 'Leopard' ... now *that* would be impressiveclem wrote: This is one of the things we lack and where we can improve. Linux is a much better OS but if we fail to impress at first sight then there's no point being desktop-ready.
2GBs of RAM is the recommended minimum.poision wrote:Hey boo thanks for such a gr8 information.My all points you covered in that.Well just final question.I ve only 2gb of ram so shall i try 64bit mint in future or should stick with 32bit.My laptop supports only 2gb of ram.If it need 4gb then its disappointing news for me.Well guide me in this.Thanks
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