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Originally Posted by MASONTX I I just thought that if current distros need a few steps up the food chain to run, we ought to be intelectually honest and admit ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MASONTX View Post
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    I just thought that if current distros need a few steps up the food chain to run, we ought to be intelectually honest and admit that. Rubberman says a 486 based computer with an, at time of manufacture, common amount of ram is a "nice doorstop". I don't doubt that an advanced user could make a firewall out of a 486 machine, but what can us mere mortals do with it if currently available distros wont run on it?
    There are current distros geared to resource challenged hardware. They are still being supported, and occasionally upgraded. Someone posted a couple of links to lists of them earlier. There is no magic to installing them. In fact because of the small size, some will boot and run from a single floppy. It is possible to browse the web on 32 MB of RAM, and there is no wizardry required; just a floppy disk, and a drive. Anyone remember those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theNbomr View Post
    There are current distros geared to resource challenged hardware. They are still being supported, and occasionally upgraded. Someone posted a couple of links to lists of them earlier. There is no magic to installing them. In fact because of the small size, some will boot and run from a single floppy. It is possible to browse the web on 32 MB of RAM, and there is no wizardry required; just a floppy disk, and a drive. Anyone remember those?
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    I remember that... and besides the examples, a couple of those can be found on our poll.
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