On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 10:02:03AM +0100, P at draigBrady.com wrote:
> Cobind is an interesting distro based on fedora
> but using lightweight components. It needs
> 400MHz, 128MB, 1.5GB
Also of interest is the RULE Project
which uses base Red Hat (and now Fedora) ISOs with a rewritten installer. Users were installing in 12Mb RAM for Red Hat 9. The project also selects and packages low-memory requirment software (TinyX/kdrive instead of Xorg), fluxbox WM(instead of Metacity), a gtk version of Abiword2 (instead of OO.org).
Anyway, the basic idea is that there _is_ software that doesn't require shocking amounts of RAM or MHz, that Red Hat's distro provides a good base to work from and that all that's need is a bit of massaging of the installer and the substitution of new RPM-packaged programs for some programs.
Speaking for myself I find that a 196Mb 466MHz IDE-based machine is the lowest that I can go in terms of hardware for Fedora Core before OOo becomes too infuriating to use.
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