I'm one of those Luddites who has an older computer. My wife has the nice shiny LinPC box computer, a present from me when her old Duron 1.3 machine crashed in early January of last year, so she's gonna be okay for the coming upgrade, but me?
Oh, no. I've got a Gateway 3522GZ laptop that I purchased refurbished from Tiger Direct in 2005 right after Katrina. Worse yet, my backup computer is a 700 MHz Athlon machine we have affectionately dubbed "Frankenputer" because it was put together from junk parts, and one of the case sides doesn't fit right, so it looks kinda gnarly.
It's true what they say about a mechanic's car being a junk heap, I guess (I'm an A+ and manage 72 pentablets at work running XP Pentablet Edition for work control, and my personal machine is a Frankenstein movie refugee...).
My Gateway has a nice external monitor hooked to it, 1366 X 768 flat panel (because the backlight's out on the laptop's regular display, but I digress), and it has 1 GB of RAM, but I'm wondering if that Mobile Pentium M 735 (1.6 GHz) CPU is stout enough to tote this new distro with KDE4?
I have no immediate prospects for a hardware upgrade unless my computer repair sideline makes a lot more money, so I'm kinda stuck. I'd really like to know if I need to just wait for a 2010 LXDE re-spin or something, or should I try running KDE4 (I really like KDE3, and have been wanting to try the new stuff).
So, anyone wanna help me out here? I think I'm not the only one in this situation, and many others may benefit from an overview of 2010's features and requirements as opposed to 2009.2.
Thanks in Advance,