I want to purchase a box specifically to run linux. My goal is to
keep it right around $2,000 max. What is the best equipment for
cost/performance with Linux. Right now, my plan is to run only a
minimal DOS partition and devote the remainder of the box to Linux.
I plan on using the system primarily for communications and other
text-based applications, but I might dabble a bit in X. I'm looking
for the easiest, most compatible system.
Here is a configuration I was thinking about:
486DX66 (But I'm open to suggestions, the cheaper the better!)
16 meg memory minimum
1 GIG SCSI (IDE, whatever is best, configures easiest)
Modem (1 or 2 28.8 V.F)
CD/ROM (SCSI, I assume)
Ethernet Card for TCP/IP
I'd like your suggestions for brand names, models, etc. I want to
spend as little time mucking about with the system configuration as
I can to get a working system.
Please E-mail me and I will summarize the findings:
Bob Breedlove: BOBsBBS 916/929-7511, Home of the USBBS List