> Let me enlighten you there - the niche it fills is the one in the Linux
> world which corresponds to that filled by overclockers in the PC
> hardware enthusiast world. A lot of time and effort expended for a very
> small return, but if they (overclockers and Gentoo users) enjoy the
> journey, who are we to gainsay them.
My time playing with gentoo reminds me a lot of my early to mid-teens,
when, in order to get wing commander (I never actually played wing
commander, but you get the idea) to work, you needed more
conventional memory. There was only 640K to begin with, and you only
had about 400, but you needed 510 to play. So first, kill windows 3.1.
Then hunt down those evil TSRs. Then load the mouse into high memory.
Get the sound blaster (compatable) settings exactly right. Use
himem.sys. DOS=UMB,NOEMS. FILES=40. I spent so much time doing this
that I can still vaguely remember the arcane settings 10 years later.
paul.biggar at gmail.com
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