On 08/13/2015 12:22 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
Above prodded me to refresh my memory of what I have.
A week ago I upgraded
Fedora 22 & 23 and 13.1, 13.2 and TW on an Athlon XP 2000+ (1.66GHz) that
according to my inventory is supposed to have a pair of 512M DDR400 sticks
but I clearly remember having had tell me 512M total during POST. I don't
recall doing any unreasonable waiting running on 512M, though it doesn't see
much uptime in Fedora, so I don't know how slow Plasma5 might be on it. In
SUSE I only have IceWM, LXDE and KDE3 on it, and they seem perfectly happy
with 512M, as when new back in PC antiquity. I did a RAM stick wiggle after
seeing it again show 512M minutes ago, and rebooting to see it find 1048576K
again. Memtest86+ v4.20 is running now to see if it stays that way.
I'm sure I've mentioned it before but I'll mention it again.
From the Closet of Anxieties I have a supply of old SFF
ran very basic desktop Windows/95 and were decommissioned when W/Xp
out and with it the need for new hardware. These are 800MHz machines,
mostly 512M of memory, a couple with 1G; most with 20G drive, one I
found with 30G. I cherry-picked and have a couple with 1G running.
I've tried various versions of Linux on them, even on the 20G drive.
So long as you don't go for a high end GUI, the install works. Even
For a long while I ran IPCop on one.
For headless work: DNS server/cache; DHCP server; mail relayer; not a
problem. For a real mail host or squid cache it would require a lot
more disk storage.
The moral here is two-fold
a) it doesn't take much to run Linux
b) some things such as graphics and email require more resources
Taken together, this can differentiate the various roles Linux can play.
Any of those boxes can saturate my cable network feed, and so act as a
multi-port router, but that don't mean they can be a deep packet
Q: Are you sure?
> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
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