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Re: The big, the bloated and the hungry

Just bragging. First booted linux on a 40MHz PS/2 Model 50 with 8MB
RAM. It took X Windows about 10 minutes to start, but it was fully
responsive once it was up. Used Twm in those days :-) still available
I believe. I rebuilt the kernel once to add a driver. It took 2.5
days, but succeeded and booted. The distro was Linux Universe from the
German publisher Springer. Prosit! Opaa!
On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 9:41 AM Celejar <celejar@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 11:21:03 +0200
> Étienne Mollier <etienne.mollier@mailoo.org> wrote:
> ...
> > My first GNU/Linux computer ran a Mandriva 2007 (released late
> > 2006) operating system, shipping by default with KDE 3.5.  The
> > box itself was some junk from early 2000 with average hardware
> > even from these days standards.
> >
> > It is cool having seen that kind of user interface run on a AMD
> > K6, 256 MiB RAM and 4 GiB of disk space for /, /home and the
> > swap:
> >
> >       https://wiki.trinitydesktop.org/images/a/ac/Screenshot2-1.jpg
> My first GNU/Linux system was BasicLinux, essentially a "Live
> F[loppy]DD" distribution. It's a whole 2.8MB, and runs off two
> floppies. I don't recall the exact details of its X implementation, but
> I still vividly remember the thrill I felt that first time when, after
> modprobing (or insmoding?) the appropriate ethernet driver and then
> configuring and bringing up the interface, I had a working *nix system
> with a working network connection!
> https://distro.ibiblio.org/baslinux/
> Celejar

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