OT: "Best" Linux Distro?
Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat Dec 3 04:54:54 CST 2005
>>Subject: Re: OT: "Best" Linux Distro?
>> From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
>> Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 09:46:04 -0800
>> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
>>Others have observed the bloat in Linux and I agree. I started running it
>>on an 8MB 386 and it was pretty snappy. I don't think that feat could be
>>reproduced with any of the current distros.
> Same here. There are a few that barely run on anything less than p-III
> class hardware.
> Since I have an abundance of older 486class stuff I use Freebsd 2.2.6
> and a 7 year old copy of Slackware or Caldera OpenlinuxV2.3 when I
> want a linux box.
*Why*, ffs? Why do people insist on using ancient copies of Linux on
old hardware? There is *no difference in speed* between old and new
kernels. In some cases newer ones are faster on the same old hardware.
Stick 10.2 on there with a fairly minimal install. Everything is
compiled for i386 or i486, so no worries on that score.
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