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    You are good to go... that's all you need and Arch should run well on that processor.

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    oops... looks like josolanes and I pressed the submit button at the same time...

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    Thanks for clearing that up for me

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    One thing I did like about Arch Linux which I failed to mention in my previous post is that it gives you the choice as to which bootloader you wish to install: LILO or GRUB.

    This may also sound like a lame reason to like a distribution but I think it says a lot about Arch Linux, that it at least gives you an unbiased choice, unlike Slackware who installs LILO first by default which can later be replaced (manually) by GRUB... if you wanted.

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    Arch also gives you the choice of a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel.

    josolanes: Underground sounds interesting. My question is, in what respects is it an updated Arch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Arch also gives you the choice of a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel.

    josolanes: Underground sounds interesting. My question is, in what respects is it an updated Arch?

    Bryan
    well, the two things that came to mind immediately (that i really got to experience) were that it came with KDE 3.5 and it already used udev by default. i didn't use arch for long because every time i updated it, i would have difficulty restarting successfully. i did this maybe 7 or 8 times trying various methods of clearing it up with no success. underground linux never had this problem and still uses arch's repositories (and one other supplied by underground). it still gives you the choice of a bootloader on install too, but the file system type is pre-set (reiser4) and i'm pretty sure you can still partitoin your drive before install.

    overall, i'm very happy with it. i get to enjoy arch linux without having to deal with the initial upgrade problem .

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    Quote Originally Posted by josolanes
    that's an i686....P4's, celerons, Athlons, etc are. i586 is the AMD K6 and PII's i believe, older than that i can't remember off the top of my head.
    Just FYI:

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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    ahh...ok, thanks a lot
    i knew it was around here somewhere

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    Arrow Cool!

    Told you the release was close. Looks like Judd just released Arch 0.7.1 (Noodle):

    http://archlinux.org/news.php#194

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    Yay for Noodle! Wait...I have been using it for quite some time now .

    As josolanes, just a friendly point...KDE 3.5 packages were in the repos the day it was released so us Archers had it too. Underground intrigues me though. I will have to look into it.

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