... mandrake is easy to install and you can specify the type ofQuote:> My 9 year old son is learning C (DJGPP , WinXP). Two months - and
> interest is still there.
> I want to try to introduce him to Linux, to use gcc directly.
> His PC: 200 mhz, 3 gb HD (full of games, obviously :)
> Which slim linux would you recommend?
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>> My 9 year old son is learning C (DJGPP , WinXP). Two months - and
>> interest is still there.
>> I want to try to introduce him to Linux, to use gcc directly.
>> His PC: 200 mhz, 3 gb HD (full of games, obviously :)
>> Which slim linux would you recommend?
> ... mandrake is easy to install and you can specify the type of
> install you want (development, server, etc), which can keep the
> size down. red hat would be a second choice.
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>>> My 9 year old son is learning C (DJGPP , WinXP). Two months - and
>>> interest is still there.
>>> I want to try to introduce him to Linux, to use gcc directly. His PC:
>>> 200 mhz, 3 gb HD (full of games, obviously :) Which slim linux would
>>> you recommend?
>> ... mandrake is easy to install and you can specify the type of install
>> you want (development, server, etc), which can keep the size down. red
>> hat would be a second choice.
> I installed mandrake with devolopment (gcc, ...) on an old box, and only
> took something like 750 mb ... So you still have 2 gb 250 mb over on the
> 3 gb disk ... ;-)
I'm running a Mandrake install with full gcc development on a 100MHz
Pentium I with 32Mb RAM and 1GB drive. Without the office apps (300Mb
worth), I'm using about 500Mb of the disk.
If you REALLY want to get small, I've done Slackware installations
with full gcc in about 100Mb.
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I'm looking for a small (preferably Micro-ATX or smaller) motherboard
for a small, sit-in-the-corner-and-do-the-job linux web server. For the past
three years I've used a Micro-ATX DFI motherboard with a K6II-500 CPU and
a Via chipset, but I'm now looking for a little bit more CPU power. It
has to be rock-solid-stable; I expect uptimes measured in years. Low
power consumption for maximal UPS hang-time is important; my current system
only draws 50W or so and the UPS can ride out power outages of a few
I highly desire on-motherboard video and network support so that there's
no need for any cards. Low power consumption is a must. I don't care if
the CPU is AMD or Intel. No intensive graphics will be done on this box;
I don't even install X11 and video usage will be limited to text console use.
The Asus A7N266-VM comes close. It has on-motherboard video and network
support, and I could put just about any Duron on it. My only concern
is that the onboard Nvidia Nforce GeFORCE2 video is way overkill for
a plain-old text console, and that it'll suck more power and generate
more heat than necessary.
On-motherboard video, I suppose, could be skipped if good support for a
serial console exists in the BIOS.
I will probably continue to use a single IDE hard drive in the machine,
but if someone has a good suggestion for a small motherboard with on-board SCSI
yet still with low power consumption then I'll listen.