[PLUG] Looking at distros for old desktops

Arindam arindam.mukerjee at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 00:18:52 PST 2010


On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Mehul Ved <mehul.n.ved at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>><snip>
>> 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.
>

Thanks. I was looking for some informed opinion on Gentoo. Meanwhile I
managed to crash my hdd it seems - more on that on another thread.

Thanks.



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