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Re: Are these machines up to it?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith O'Connell" <keith_oconnell@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 2:39 PM
Subject: Are these machines up to it?

> Hi,
> Over the comming months I am starting a "teach-your-self" program. I
> am learning more of linux than just a desktop. I have a small lan at
> for my wife, daughters and myself. The three of them use WinXP, and I
> have a desktop of myown running stable and a file server for all of
> us, also running stable.
> I now have come by two old machines that I want to employ, but before
> I throw mt self at it, I want to know if they are up to the task, and
> also if they are, will they likley remain suitable for the tasks as
> new versions of software are released
> 1: I have a 133MHz pentium, 1Gb disk and 32Mb ram. I want to use this
>    as a firewall.
> 2: Also an 400MHz AMD K6-2, 6Gb disk and 80Mb ram. This is to be a
>    name server and an email server
> Neither of them will have X on them, so what I need to know is;
>         a: they are not up to the tasks
>         b: they are just up to the tasks
>         c: they are easily up to the tasks

Hi Keith,

I would definitely say c:

I have a 200MHz 64Mb Ram 4Gb HDD running as a firewall, mail server and
local webserver - no problems whatsoever (3 users). Web is a little slow
but not enough to get me to upgrade.

I have a KDE with evolution and galeon and such memory hungry stuff
running on a 450MHz with 256MB RAM so there.



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