Re: Debian on an old PC
Vegard Lundby Rekaa wrote:
Absolutely not. The box will work, but it won't convince your father
that Linux is an excellent replacement for Windows98se for the tasks
mentioned. It might work if you drop the openoffice.org, and use
something lighter weight, like Abiword or vim, and teX might be better
suited to "scientific documents", but he'll be frustrated by the
learning curve. If you want to convince him that Linux is a good
replacement for Windows _as a workstation_, you need more horsepower.
On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 14:54 +0100, Vegard Lundby Rekaa wrote:
I need some advice. Is debian fit for a Pentium 100MHz PC with 16MB RAM
and approx 4Gb harddisk? Are there anyone who has experience with such a
slow machine running debian (or any other linux dist)?
Depends on what software you decide to install on it.
What do you want to do with the box?
With this box I am trying to convince my father that linux is an excellent
replacement for windows98se for writing textdocuments and maybe some
scientific documents. He needs a machine with a simple gui, openoffice.org
and some other simple programs. For the window-manager I had xfce in
mind, which is as I have understood, the easiest to lern of the small