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Pentium 350mhz and youtube

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October 4, 2010 5:13:51 PM

My desktop is a legacy machine I currently have XP installed on it and flash 10 this is where the lack of cpu cycles really irks me. if only vlc had a plugin for playing flash videos on youtube so I in search of an alternative os to maybe perk up flash. would freebsd, puppylinux, haiku or even beos bring my pixels to speed?

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October 4, 2010 6:47:45 PM

seriously...this laptop is has i3 I just want to make the legacy do the same thing with a more resourcefull os for it. I'm just looking for someone who maybe has knowledge of this...
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October 4, 2010 6:58:12 PM

Interesting challenge you are putting up for yourself, unfortunately I don't think I would be able to help.

You might have better luck overclocking to higher clock or finding a 400 / 450 Mhz P2 CPU for free...

I also hope it has at least 256MB... 384 would be nice and obviously, an antivirus should be out of the question.

Good luck
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October 4, 2010 7:11:08 PM

I wouldn't try it on a 350Mhz processor. But yeah, a smaller and more resourceful OS would probably give you a better chance of playing the video. An easier solution though, would be just to use better hardware instead.
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October 4, 2010 7:19:53 PM

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I also hope it has at least 256MB... 384 would be nice and obviously, an antivirus should be out of the question.


XD yeah but why does adobe flash player have to be such a resource hog. i have exactly 384 mb of memory in the machine as for overclocking i don't think i will the ram has lasted this long and i don't want to fry it
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October 4, 2010 7:27:29 PM

Overclocking will do nothing for that processor your only choice would be to run a really basic Linux and see what you can do from there.
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October 4, 2010 7:45:50 PM

I have a 2nd hand Dell Latitude C600 with a 850mhz Pentium 3. It manages to play the vids, but barely.
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October 4, 2010 8:05:36 PM

I got an IBM Thinkpad Pentium 2 laying around...

It's not just paper weight... it's a boat anchor.
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October 4, 2010 8:29:22 PM

i use a pentium 2 to comb my hair
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October 4, 2010 8:56:38 PM

ditch windows and go linux on legacy hardware, thats really your best bet to have anythign really useable
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