freebsd livecd and pentium 1

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sat Jul 29 20:54:20 UTC 2006

On Jul 29, 2006, at 1:08 PM, Igor Robul wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 10:50:40AM -0400, Jim Stapleton wrote:
>> A P1 with 32MB should be sufficient albeit painful, but I wouldn't  
>> use
>> any large scale desktop/window managers (such as KDE/Gnome), I'd
>> probably use one of the light weights like TWM (and ION?), or maybe a
>> medium weight (WMaker?), and no more.
> I'm very sorry to say this but Pentium 1 + 32 Mb RAM will be not  
> usable
> as replacement for Windows 98 + Word 97. Just imagine running
> with 32Mb of RAM :-)
> I think that P1/32Mb is good example of PC on which  Win98+Word97 is
> optimal as office suite :-)

Agreed. The best solution available for FreeBSD with this type of a  
machine would be to set it up as a low-traffic fileserver / web /  
print server :).

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