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Thread: Which Linux system should I learn?

  1. #11
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    HaqZombie,
    for your older system, if you wanna put a redhat distro on it, anything above 7.1 or 7.2 would be pushing it if you want a GUI, if you upped the RAM in it to at least 64 meg you would have a rather stable and good system to run redhat 7.1 or 7.2 on, im speaking from experience having 7.1 on a cyrix 333 w/ 64 meg RAM

    if youre thinking of redhat 8, i run it on a p-3 667 w/ a voodoo3 PCI and 256 meg RAM, i havnt had any problems with it at all, its actually a dell optiplex GX110, if you can find one of them on eBay and want a linux box which would be cheap id recommend one as the whole system is compatable as mentioned in the redhad compatability list

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    Hey thanx for the opinions...I'm going to check out that Suse site as well....now I just have to find a better system than that old one.
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    I had an easy time running and older version of SuSe on an old 200Mhz computer with 32MB of ram and a 7GB HD. I think the version i used was 7.3. It was easy to install and ran fairly well but i did use a pretty big swap space to try and help with speed. Something like 500MB or more i think.
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    Thumbs up My thoughts and ideas

    About a year ago I got very interested in the various operating systems available. I was interested in building my own operating system, but have since re evalutated my goal. Learning to use other operating systems is a great idea. The first linux-like operating system I experimented with was QNX , then I tryed Caldera's OpenLinux. A short time ago I was searching around for various distrobutions of linux and came across Linux From Scratch

    Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.
    I never did get around to trying it, as lately i have been involved in Windows development but it looks very interesting and IMO is worth takeing a look. As previously mentioned modifiying the linux source code is tedious and requires alot of background knowledge in not only programming but the inner workings of operating systems. Though I do not want to discourage you, I think for a start just getting familiar with *nix style operating systems is a great way to begin learning. If however you woud be interested in doing so, back when I was planing on building an operating system from scratch I did come across some resources that may be of some use to you, now or in the future



    I myself don't use linux too often, but I thought I would share my thoughts anyway , I wish you luck.
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    Hey thanks a lot...I'll check them out right now and let you know what I think I should do now.
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