FreeBSD starter machine
roberthuff at rcn.com
Sun Dec 11 21:47:57 PST 2005
Chris Hill writes:
> Here's a thought: Since it's the holiday season, many retailers
> are offering deals on new computers. If your current Win* box is
> a few years old, how about upgrading to a new machine?
Or find a friend who's upgrading, and offer them a reasonable
price for their old machine. Pentiums in the mid 1 ghz range are
1) _Big_ disk. Even for a training machine, an installation
with the source tree and X will run larger than you think.
2) Memory. At least 256M, and 512M if you can get it.
3) Unless you're planning on replacing it anyway, check the
ethernet card. Some older cards are notorious for poor performance;
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