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Megaman
01-06-2004, 09:05 PM
Hi all. I saw in the paper today there is a Linux install-fest going on at the local uni. I am having a few problems getting an outdated version of linux installing, so I was planning on going and getting them to do it.

they say the minimum specs should be 450mhz, 128mb RAM, 4x CD-ROM (or network card).

The computer I plan on is an AMD-166mhz, 32MB-RAM, 20xCD-ROM (That dosen't like CD-Rs) Network card (A whole 10mbs) and a stuffed floppy. Apparently this will be good as a firewall, but not much else. So should I get it working, or dump it? I plan on using it as an internet terminal, and for "Crunching" for nz_liam.

It costs about $5, so is it workh it?

JohnD
01-06-2004, 09:55 PM
Their specs are for using a fully featured GUI (GNOME or KDE). YOu could probably get away with a slower CPU but the RAM is necessary. As you suggest, you can use a much older PC than this if you are interested in the command shell only or a more lean GUI.

I have never been to an install fest but should be informative!

stu120404
02-06-2004, 12:33 PM
Double thread: http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=47861