[kde-linux] Goodbye

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Nov 16 02:45:49 UTC 2009

Duncan wrote:
> John Layt posted on Sun, 15 Nov 2009 11:19:54 +0000 as excerpted:
>> Just as a data point, I have here an eee 701 and an eee 901 that both
>> run the latest openSuse without problem.  There's plenty of reports of
>> KDE4 running fine on 512Mb, and even 256Mb without much tweaking.  It
>> really is that variable.
> I was thinking about that a couple months ago...  How could they do full 
> screen video playback, etc, when it can be a struggle for even semi-
> decent machines?  Then I remembered that they're only running AFAIK 
> 1280x800 or there abouts, the 701 rather smaller than that, I believe.

My daughter was just given a used 701. 800x480 display using the 
builtin, but I believe it can go higher using an external display.

The 901 does 1024x600 and 1280x1024 on external displays.

> That's a LOT smaller screen resolution than my dual 1920x1200s...   Some 
> of us remember when 800x600 was "high resolution"! =:^)  Anyway, it's 
> going to take a LOT less memory and a LOT less graphics muscle to deal 
> effectively with what amounts to 1-megapixel or less display, as opposed 
> to the 2.3 megapixel display I'm running TWO of, for instance.
> Not disagreeing with your point, just sort of explaining how it's 
> possible at all, I guess.

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