nobody knows how real people live
people come into the puppy linux forums on a weekly basis like "yeah im running windows XP right now, Ive got 500MB of ram and an Athlon XP" or something like that looking to use puppy to keep their hardware going.
Every time some dev is like "nobody uses 32 bit PCs anymore just buy a new computer" i wanna fuckin scream
@dysfun ill tell ya what it *doesnt* have though is like, any SSE recent enough to run a modern browser lol
@artemis i have a ryzen 9 3900X here with 12 cores and 24 threads and it is just about enough to run a browser. wouldn't like to downgrade.
@artemis i currently have 519 tabs open in this window. not sure i'd want to try browsing on your machine lol
@artemis sometimes with difficulty, i admit. but usually the firefox bar is't so bad when you remember the title of the tab you want
@artemis this is i should say after i made a conscious effort to try and keep below 1000 tabs. i used to have well over 3k but firefox is just unusable at that point.
@artemis even with most of the tabs paged out, at 3000, just launching a new tab can be a laggy process, because adding and then rendering a tab is clearly a linear process requiring it to scan all of them.
How do you LIVE like that?
Digital detox, post haste.
Albeit, I'm the sort of individual who sets background images to a single color because I remember when 7MHz CPUs were FAST and a background image load added appreciable delay to boot times and performance.
It still does! I never disclosed it widely but Windows XP can be crippled by using an animated GIF as a background image (pegs the CPU at 99%).
I have a bunch of tabs and use this to not get OOM killed.
You can have your cake and eat it too.
@artemis oh it is. I got a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W for early testing, and while the 64-bit desktop would nominally run, it swapped if you tried basically anything. And since a Raspberry Pi swaps to SD card it's so very slow indeed