This is great. Installed debian (console only). Configured network card
(pretty simple). Set up ppp (really easy). Installed SAMBA (super easy).
Messed with X (waste of time on
a pentium 75 with 24MB ram and an on-board 512K graphics chip). Installed
telnetd. Now, I am writing this from a command window on my Win2K desktop
(I can't quite leave it behind yet (I have to write a killer 3d-modeling
program first (after I learn C++))). I've got the best of both worlds, and
I've only used:
Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda1 302464 102563 184279 36% /
A lot of this is due to X. I think the use would be around 70MB without it.
Furthermore, I can now get rid of the extra monitor (already have two for this
box) and save some space.
I think I am going to turn this into a devel box with console-only. But first,
I've got to find a better editor than VI. (Why is THIS the default/most
commonly used text editor? It is SO clunky.)
Anyone got a favorite text editor that is simple, but powerful, and somehow
configurable to use the HOME and END keys as well as BACKSPACE and DELETE?
If VI can be configured for this, that would be great too.
How about spell-check?
I have a feeling that someone is going to say "emacs", if so, how much space
do I need for that?