[PLUG] Looking at distros for old desktops

Mehul Ved mehul.n.ved at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 05:31:14 PST 2010


On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 12:53 AM, Arindam <arindam.mukerjee at gmail.com> wrote:
> One desktop is a PIII 733 MHz with Intel 815e chipset, 512 Megs
> on-board memory and 40G hard drive.
> One is a P4 2.4 GHz with 1 G memory and 40G hard-drive.
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> 2. Are there Gentoo users who can tell me about their experience with
> Gentoo. Is it too much of a bother in the long run to perform software
> upgrades?

Being a former gentoo user, I would recommend not to go for gentoo
with this config as it will take eternity to compile packages, though
big packages like firefox and openoffice come as pre-compiled binaries
too.
Have a look at arch linux also.



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