On Monday 17 May 2004, dr_gonzo at redbrick.dcu.ie (raoul duke) wrote:
>> terminal server. The PII-223 machines with 64-96 MB RAM and a 2 GB hard
>> just are NOT going to run a modern distribution, but they'll make dandy
>> X terminal, and if the boxes donated from Dell are any way decent, they'll
>> make decent compute servers. I know other people (cConro Daly ?) on the
>> have done something similar and might have more to add.
>>>>prehaps the machines with 64-96 MB RAM could run debian, gentoo or
>slackware and something like xfce4?
Distribution is NOT the point. These machines are being used in a community
centre, so (I'd guess they will be a community resource. People will want to
use them to run web browsers, do email, word processing etc. Mozilla is NOT
going to run with anything approaching acceptable performance on a 64MB box,
and don't even think about Open Office. And please don't suggest that the
users could learn how to use mutt for email and vi for word processing.
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