Hi, Thanks for reading my help request! I'm currently planning to
buy a new computer system, and I would like to know some system requirements
for the new LINUX (.96) and X.
Here're some facts: I don't want to waste too much money, but I'll
spend a couple hundred extra for things that'll seriously improve system
performance. I used to own a 386/40 system, but later sold it. But I didn't
sell the hard disk with that 386/40 system, and it's got a 40MB LINUX
partition on it. I also have a gray-scale VGA monitor and SVGA card and
4MB left over from the sale.
Ok, here's what I like to do with LINUX. I'd like to run X,
develop X applications, do some regular C development with the latest gcc,
run slip and kermit, YACC, and LEX. I don't mind waiting that much on
compiles (if you don't mind, I probably won't) and I don't have too much
money for new hard disk (but if you think I'll really need it, please, by
all means, tell me).
Here's what I'm planning on: another 386/40 board with my old HD
(125MB, LINUX has 40MB), 4 more MB RAM (making 8 total RAM), keep my
original display (i.e. gray-scale display), and buy a 387/20 or 25.
And here's what I'm worried about: The X for LINUX doesn't run
nicely on VGA gray-scale (i.e. it needs SVGA or for other reasons -- please
tell me); 8MB is not enough for LINUX and X and still be able to do some
development work; 40MB HD space is too small for LINUX and X and company
(I'm thinking about either giving it 20MB more from the same HD or buying
another 40MB HD for LINUX, what's the advantages/disadvantages in having 1
60MB partition or 2 40MB partitions).
Thanks! Any help is greatly appreciated! And I'll post a summary
if there's interest.
Please email (or post)!