*nix on "classic" systems
jim at photojim.ca
Tue Apr 10 10:29:24 CDT 2007
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From: "Ensor" <classiccmp at memory-alpha.org.uk>
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Subject: Re: *nix on "classic" systems
> > OI a p-90 is anything but vintage....
> I know, I wasn't suggesting it was.... ;-)
> It's just that it's the only machine I have lying around at the moment,
> capable of running *nix, which is relatively complete (anyone got a spare
> set of mounting rails for a floppy drive and a CD-ROM drive for an HP
> Vectra, I've mislaid mine).
A P90 will do. I have Debian running on a 486sx25 with 32 MB of RAM. It's
quite luxurious for a low-end 486, but it's still pretty slow. :)
My firewall machine is a P133.
You almost certainly won't want to run a GUI on such a machine unless you
have a lot of RAM (and even then probably not), but you can put these
machines to other uses. A lot of useful software runs with shell-only
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