FAQ gally2: System Requirements
romualt at megsinet.net
Sun Jun 17 16:24:48 EDT 2001
A 486 runs win 3.x very decently.
On Sun, Jun 17, 2001 at 11:10:21AM -0500, Chris Nestrud wrote:
> You could mention that anything which runs Windows haf-way decently
> should work well with linux. This is just meant to assure new users
> that, if they're using their computer for Windows tasks, it's likely to
> work well with linux.
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2001 at 12:04:03PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > I don't think it's useful to leave the minimum system requirement as it
> > is. While it is academically true that one can run linux with speakup on a
> > 386 or 486 system, doing so is a little bit more dificult than our blithe
> > comments suggest. It seems to me that most people here on out will use
> > some of the canned installation distributions, Debian, Slack, Redhat,
> > where speakup is already compiled in. How well do these support
> > installations on older chips with only a few hundred megabytes of hard
> > disk space? If they do that well--never mind this post. But, if not, let's
> > not steer people wrong.
> > Suggestion:
> > Installation on older computers is not advised for people who've never
> > installed linux before. It's just harder, much harder, to get it
> > working. For
> > best results, especially if you want to listen to Real Audio and mp3s,
> > you should use a Pentium system with a hard disk that has several
> > gigabytes of space.
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