Re: Dabs Linux Box
- From: ac <"aec$news"@candt.demon.co.uk>
- Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 18:13:16 +0100
Roy Schestowitz wrote:
[...]__/ [ac] on Monday 05 September 2005 11:39 \__
Roy Schestowitz wrote:__/ On Friday 12 August 2005 15:04, [ac] wrote : \__
almost-6-year-old laptop...(I hope it has got a lot of memory.....?)
32MB. If handled properly, it can actually be responsive. I haven't been using that machine for work. I often ran PuTTY on it. I was less fortunate than you as I ordered the machine when they have run out of stock. They get the next batch on the 9th of this month.
I hope it becomes a regular item. Linux can do with a steady supply of preinstalled hardware. It is a start.
Is there any way of getting Mandriva on this machine without CD burning facilities? If not, will Ubuntu Warty Warthog be considered an upgrade from Mandrake 9.2?What internet connection do you expect to use with the pc? If broadband, you could directly install (live, over ftp etc) th ecurrent product from suse (9.3) from a mirror at no other cost if you wished. Suse (I use this) is probably a bit more heavyweight than ubuntu, I do not know about mandriva.
I have a 10Mbit/sec connection where the machine will reside (100Mbit/sec otherwise). I have never done any installations over the network.
I was using a 10Mb/s coax to install initially 9.0 suse and it was not a problem at all. Speed from ftp etc servers for things like install and updates is not fast anyway. FTP install needed a bit of thought initially, to make a floppy boot image and some floppy disk modules - but I did it ok from comments on the internet and help texts, even though I was really totally newto linux and this approach after many years of 'doze life. It would have been stressful if I had been paying for time elapsed on the internet connection, but I was on domestic broadband. Now suse provide boot/ftp install mini iso cd images to preceed ftp install, it sounds even easier.
That's useful to hear. I have been thinking about SuSE 10 beta 3 for a while. Although it doesn't offer much (especially if used as a node), I just liked the idea of using something that is state-of-the-art.
it is state of the art I think, but is more useful for people who are excited buy bugs, and development issues. I would love to be that experienced.
I used ftp install from suse and the install went well (the current product, not beta). For this approach you will not need a cd writer of course.
I find suse online updates very easy to use, and very pointy clicky, an advantage for me. I have no experience of (security) updates with other distros. For me, familiarity with updates would be a deciding factor. Of course, most distros have practical methods of this anyway.
You have given me a good reason to stick with what I initially get.
Do you mean you will avoid updates(?) If so, please reconsider. These would not be upgrades to a later version, but security patches and bug fixes in things you have installed, which have been found and fixed. They are available regularly, with a small cost for some distros, and are usually important.
I will at least go around and check if someone I know has already burned SuSE.
If you cannot, let me know, maybe I could help.
(It is almost time for a dvd of ftp suse 9.3 to be appearing on the cover of linux magazines. - Ah - your machine might not have a dvd drive).
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