From: Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin) (breatpro at domain exchange.ie.ml.com)
Date: Tue 11 Jun 2002 - 18:51:33 IST
Fair point, (and to be honest I agree wholeheartedly)
The problem is two-part though ... these are the machines that are spare
here and I've been given one for this project ... the people I'll be demoing
to do know the restrictions, so that won't be too bad in the end ...
Eventually the base machines will be 128MB PII mid-range ones that are too
low spec to run XP etc ... but still reasonably useful for day-to-day office
word-processing etc ... that's what we're aiming at right now ... (That and
people who spend their days working on NT boxes, but using nothing but X
sessions exported to eXceed anyway <g>)
> -----Original Message-----
> Others will give you better technical advice, but if this is an
> important demo for you then maybe it isn't /fair/ that the machines
> are 64MB P133s.
> Memory is definitely going to be a problem. Processor not as much
> so. I installed Suse 8.0 on a machine with 64MB last week, with KDE
> 3.0 and it was slow. Openoffice on top of that and you're definitely
> pushing it.
> If you want to run KDE and Openoffice then that's your RAM requirements,
> never mind the minimal install. You know the way funny things happen
> when you're low on RAM, swapping aside it's going to look bad if parts
> of openoffice fail to open or etc...
> my $0.02, don't be the poor relation if you can at all avoid it!
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin)
> >[ <mailto:breatpro at domain exchange.ie.ml.com>]
> >Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 6:13 PM
> >To: 'ILUG'
> >Subject: [ILUG] Minimal Desktop / Workstation Install
> >I'm looking to pick brains here ... if there are still any
> >left after the
> >celebrations this afternoon ...
> >I've been asked to look at setting up a number of linux
> >workstations as a
> >pilot project here ... the catch is that the "test" machines
> >are 64MB P133s
> >with 2GB hard-drives (SCSI), and I've got to showcase RH 7.2 on them !!
> >What's the easiest, minimal install possible for these
> >considering it'll be
> >done by FTP ?
> >I'm looking for a basic office desktop, something that'll run
> >OpenOffice (I
> >know it'll be slow) and either KDE or Gnome desktops ... there
> >doesn't need
> >to be anything deep under the surface ...
> >Any suggestions ?
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