[ale] Still no flames... :-) (re: PDF & distro hunting)

Paul Boren pmboren at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 18:45:26 EDT 2005

On 25 Aug 2005 16:26:56 -0600, Joe Knapka <jknapka at kneuro.net> wrote:
> Paul Boren <pmboren at gmail.com> writes:
> > On 24 Aug 2005 23:25:31 -0600, Joe Knapka <jknapka at kneuro.net> wrote:
> > > I'm pretty impressed with the free version of Xandros
> > > <http://www.xandros.com>. I mostly use Slack and Fedora,
> > > but I've been playing with Xandros on a spare box, and
> > > I think I'm going to convert my wife's machine to Xandros.
> > > 
> > > -- Joe Knapka
> > 
> > I'd only recommend Xandros where easy installation and windows
> > compatibility were high priorities.  As for older hardware, you can
> > forget about it.  It worked for me on a desktop with a AMD 750 MHz
> > processor.  It would not install on a notebook having a P-III 500 MHz.
> Wow, really? I'm running it on a desktop P2/450MHz with 384MB RAM.
> I wonder if limited memory was what caused your problem?
> -- Joe

Yeah, maybe it was a memory issue.  The laptop has 256MB of RAM and
meets all the recommended specs for the Open Circulation Edition 3. 
Still when you run KDE, as Xandros  does, every little counts.

At first, Xandros OCE v3 gave my ThinkPad the L 80 L 80 L 80 ... boot
error.  Then I took the install CD to another computer and made boot
and root floppy disks.  Several minutes after beginning the fabled
"four-click install", it then froze-up with package corruption

By comparison, I installed Mepis (also having KDE & based on Debian)
with relative ease.  The only thing I had to configure was a PCM Wi-Fi
card.  Ah the joys of automatic hardware detection.  Way to go,
Coders.  The pizza is on it's way.

-- Paul

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