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#1 2023-08-30 16:15:04

recklessswing
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From: Türkiye
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Devuan is much faster on older hardware than debian(celeron n3050)

I have this celeron n3050. Technically it's statistically harder to say on newer hardware if devuan is better or not. Because margins are smaller. Let's say i7 10.th gen, it's already too fast CPU. Devuan would only be faster like 30miliseconds and you can't know it.

But since this CPU is crappy, I can say devuan is much much faster. This CPU is even worse than core 2 duo laptops from 2008. Mind you it works terribly slow even on debian. For example, scrolling on reddit, on something like ebay? Terribly slow. But with devuan this laptop rocks. Much much faster. Linux mint is shit compared to this. Devuan shines on older hardware I can say that with confidence. I mean ebay is much faster what else can I ask for?

Last edited by recklessswing (2023-08-30 16:17:52)

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#2 2023-08-31 16:41:56

chris2be8
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Re: Devuan is much faster on older hardware than debian(celeron n3050)

How much memory does the system have? It might well be that systemd uses a LOT more memory, so the system starts page thrashing.

Either way it's nice to have another objective argument against systemd.

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#3 2023-09-07 15:39:51

recklessswing
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Re: Devuan is much faster on older hardware than debian(celeron n3050)

I actually have 4GB RAM only. But I don't use RAM that much, I think it's that systemd uses more CPU rather than RAM. I have half the RAM empty most of the time.

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#4 2023-10-21 22:07:23

UnixMan1230
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Registered: 2023-10-21
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Re: Devuan is much faster on older hardware than debian(celeron n3050)

chris2be8 wrote:

How much memory does the system have? It might well be that systemd uses a LOT more memory, so the system starts page thrashing.

Could also very well be the fact that systemd was not designed with single core laptops in mind, Poettering was always insistent on designing around the latest and greatest...Devuan vs. Debian is night and day on my inspiron 1100 laptop sporting a pentium 4

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#5 2023-10-22 08:38:53

Camtaf
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Registered: 2019-11-19
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Re: Devuan is much faster on older hardware than debian(celeron n3050)

I regularly ran Devuan/XFCE on a 2GB ram / 1.2GHz dual core thin client, I even ran it with just 1GB ram as an experiment on a single core thin client, it was a little slow, but even the internet was usable. smile

It's lightning fast on my 2GB ram converted Chromebook. wink

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