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Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware

Oct 29, 2009, 14:13 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"The laptop we used for this old PC hardware testing was a Lenovo ThinkPad R52. The ThinkPad R52 had an Intel Pentium M 1.86GHz processor, Intel 915 + ICH6M Chipset, 2GB of system memory, an 80GB Hitachi HTS541080G9AT00 IDE HDD, and an ATI Mobility Radeon X300 graphics processor. This hardware is only a few years old, but is the oldest that we had around here and is very different from our usual Linux benchmarks of the latest and greatest computer components.

"The tests we ran across these four latest Ubuntu releases were Tremulous, MPlayer video playback, 7-Zip compression, IOzone, PostMark, AIO-Stress, Dbench, Apache, PostgreSQL, C-Ray, Tachyon, TSCP, FFmpeg, GraphicsMagick, and timed MAFFT alignment. All of these tests were carried out through our open-source benchmarking platform, the Phoronix Test Suite."

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