Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware

“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

“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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