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Re: [opensuse-factory] Boot speed and services
  • From: James Tremblay <jamesat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 17:44:00 -0500
  • Message-id: <200703081744.00341.jamesat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 08 March 2007 12:07, Per Jessen wrote:
> James Tremblay wrote:
> > If the education environments of the world are to have cheap
> > computers they are going to have small HD's and limited ram so working
> Small HDs ? Are there any manufacturers that make harddrives with less
> than 20Gb?
> > to reduce the installation minimum is of high priority.
> Yast needs at last 128Mb+swap to run anyway.
> /Per Jessen, Zürich

My box of running P1 350MHZ laptops have as a max 128 mg and a 6 gig drive.
I'm sure that it would be cheaper to build a HD with one platter that is a
total of 10-20 gig than to build a 6 platter 120g HD. My laptop is a 2\3 year
old Centrino 1.5ghz with 2 gig of ram(256 default), 40g HD and a 32mg video
card. if IBM\Lenovo saw that this laptop were going to be viable for another
5-10 years they wouldn't need to push to discontinue this one, but with 512mg
video requirements and operating systems that come on 5 cd's or a DVD on the
market, my Motherboard is completely useless to them. But Lenovo could sell
the Manufacturing tools and rights to this MB to some builder to sell as a
Linux platform and still make LOADS of cash, unless Linux adopts those same
requirements as a mandatory installation environment (which seems to be on
it's way). How does Education get to keep up? What if those P1 tools still
exist somewhere? or the PII's or etc.....why build a special 100.00 laptop
when continuing to produce this system until its cost of manufacturing drive
it down to 100$, unless there is no distro to run on it? Hell Novell could
buy this MB from IBM\Lenovo and make a killing! it is fully SLED compatible!
I'm on 10.2 now.
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