Recommendations for operating system
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Aug 28 17:50:28 CDT 2006
> I think that this just squeaks in as being on topic.
> I am looking for suggestions for an operating system for a PC, specs 75
> MHZ Pentium, 16 MB Ram, 4 GB HD, currently running PC-DOS Ver 7.
> Original IBM PC-DOS right out of the factory sealed box. I am thinking
> about putting GEM on the machine, maybe CP/M-86. Thought about GEOS,
> but rejected it, too closed.
> Specs seem too tight for Linux or BSD, or at least little advantage over
> DOS or CP/M.
> Anyone have experience with an operating system that might work, and be
> capable of useful work?
This machine is a much lower spec than that (16MHx 80486, 8M RAM, 1.3G
hard disk), and I'm running an older version of linux with no problems.
And yes, I do useful work on it.
Of course I don't run X (with a text only MDA card, I couldn't :-)).
Butgcc runs fine, as does TeX. And numerous other programming tools.
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