[SATLUG] off the topic: minix

Chris Lemire good_bye300 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 6 01:16:46 CST 2008


It doesn't have a compiler.

--- Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:

> The best distribution for an older slower machine is
> Damn Small Linux (DSL)
> hands down...you should be able to get everything to
> work under that.  I use
> it on an old PII laptop that I toy around with, and
> it works like a charm.
> 
> I am not 100% sure but I believe it is a debian
> derivative distro.  There is
> a larger yet still quick version of DSL called
> DSL-N.  That one works well
> too.
> 
> Ernest
> 
> On Jan 5, 2008 2:59 PM, Chris Lemire
> <good_bye300 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> > I know one person who would use a *nix machine.
> He's computer illiterate,
> > but I could help him. I can give you his contact
> details if you'd like to
> > donate an old computer to him.
> >
> > country <glenn.toothman at gmail.com> wrote: I was
> just thinkin the same
> > thing, have 3 old systems here that would be
> > nice *nix machines, and could give them to others
> as I get things upgraded
> > on them
> >
> > Hope someone can give a nice 'old' *nix type OS...
>   the disk drives are
> > not
> > big, and would loose nothing by overwriting them..
> >
> >
> >
> > On Jan 5, 2008 3:46 PM, Chris Lemire  wrote:
> >
> > > Since I can not get wireless with a 64 bit Linux
> kernel, I got a hold of
> > a
> > > slow 200~300 mhz computer. On that computer, I
> would like to install a
> > 32
> > > bit *nix that works with my wireless network
> adapter. I'd also like cups
> > for
> > > my printer to be shared on the network using
> that computer. I'd like to
> > have
> > > a second network adapter that will connect to my
> desktop with 64 bit FC8
> > > thought a crossover cable in order to share the
> wireless internet to it.
> > > I've been playing with Minix 3 in VMware Server,
> and I'd like to install
> > it
> > > on that slow computer. Does ndiswrapper work in
> Minix 3? I've already
> > found
> > > out that ndiswrapper will not work in FreeDOS,
> so that OS is out of the
> > > question. If not, should I use ipcop? Otherwise
> I am thinking of running
> > > Debian with no gui, but should I use stable,
> testing, or unstable? I
> > guess
> > > there's no reason to have bleeding edge software
> for something that just
> > has
> > > two functions, share the wireless internet to 64
> bit Linux and share the
> > > printer on the
> > >  network. I would use Minix 3 if I knew it could
> do both of those.
> > >
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