450 GHz, 512 MB RAM
ioannis.vranos at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 19:49:23 UTC 2013
I changed the subject of this thread in this email, so you may post in
this discussion thread. :-)
On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 10:47 PM, Ioannis Vranos
<ioannis.vranos at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can always install, either an old Linux distribution, or something
> like FreeDOS if you know about DOS.
> Also you may give Haiku OS a try (former BeOS clone):
> System Requirements
> Haiku currently only works on x86 systems. Minimum memory required is
> 128 MB. If compiling Haiku within itself, 1 GB of memory is
> recommended. Haiku has been tested to work on CPUs as slow as a
> Pentium II 400 MHz, and requires as little as 700 MB of drive space.
> If these do not work for you, we can discuss other options, in this
> discussion thread.
> Ioannis Vranos
> On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 8:44 PM, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com> wrote:
>> Thank you very much for the additional information.
>> If what you state is indeed the case, it definitely answers my question as
>> to whether a 450 megahertz machine with 512 megabytes RAM can be considered
>> a viable minimum system for my users.
>> And I think the answer is, that it can't be a viable minimum system.
>> How could I expect users to wait 90 minutes for a machine to get out of what
>> appears to be a hang? And (having tried it) the machine can't be used for
>> MIDI music while in that extended 'busy' state.
>> I think I will bid a fond 'farewell' to my old trusty HP-Vectra, as it
>> journeys to that great bit-bucket in the sky, and use my next-to-slowest
>> machine (a Compac P933, 933-megahertz machine with 512 megabytes RAM) for
>> testing as a minimum system for my software.
>> Such is the march of progress, for better, or for worse.
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