RH 6.2 vs. 7.1 for older/slower pentium?
lbarnes at san.rr.com
Tue Aug 7 13:46:30 PDT 2001
"Richard W. Ernst" wrote:
> Is it true that RH6.2 would be a better setup for a P133, 32meg ram
> than the current v7.1 would be? If so, why?
My experience with low end HW (this is empirical, no benchmarks) is that
later distributions run as well or better with these caveats:
1. later ones tend to need more HD space for all their extra bells and
2. if you installed with a /boot partition (remember needing those? ;-)
that was tight, later kernels can be too big for them
Otherwise (unlike M$), later is generally better. This is Linux, my man ;-)
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