Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> On Monday 17 May 2004 18:00, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> > The PII-223 machines with 64-96 MB RAM and a 2 GB hard
> > Disk just are NOT going to run a modern distribution,
>> I'm running Fedora-1 on a 300MHz PII with 128MB RAM,
> and it works perfectly well.
No: machines of this spec simply can't run KDE, OpenOffice and Mozilla
simultaneously with any sort of reasonable performance.
More important is to consider the administrative overhead of running
locally installed Linux desktops. With the best of intentions and
hardware it is a big job. Factor potentially dodgy machines and disks
into the equation and it's never going to work.
A terminal setup seems the ideal solution for it both maximises the
desktop experience and minimises the administrator's workload.
I've been working with desktop Linux for 4 years now and ages ago
reached the conclusion that local installations are a BAD THING.
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