Best Distro For Old Computers

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Re: Best Distro For Old Computers

Postby pendrachken » 2019-08-28 13:31

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I would disagree with this because the memory saving is minimal once the browser is running and 32-bit operating systems run slower than 64-bit and cannot take advantage of the NX bit, making them less secure.

From Wikipedia wrote:Intel implemented the similar XD bit feature in x86 processors beginning with the Pentium 4 processors based on later iterations of the Prescott core.

It is only available with the long mode (64-bit mode) and legacy Physical Address Extension (PAE) page-table formats, but not x86's original 32-bit page table format because page table entries in that format lack the 63rd bit used to disable and enable execution.

From the Wiki page you linked.....
Haven't looked in a while, but pretty sure most if not all 32bit Debian / derivatives use PAE. CORE series have NX support when run in 32bit PAE mode.
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Re: Best Distro For Old Computers

Postby Deb-fan » 2019-08-28 18:01

@Fierelier cool tip about user agent switching and mobile content. :)
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Re: Best Distro For Old Computers

Postby rivenathos » 2019-08-29 04:33

I can certainly suggest antiX for older hardware.
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