[Novalug] Donating channels for Antiquated Desktops
edjames at greenbelt.com
Tue Jun 12 14:38:01 EDT 2007
If you're dealing with a P-II, you really ARE better off with MS,
rather than Linux. I collect throw-away 'puters, strip windows,
install linux, and put 'em to use somewhere. P-III's are easy
to come by, so there's really not much need for P-II's. However,
I've been fighting to get FC4 onto a P-II, and not doing well.
I did sorta get it, by installing RH 9, then upgrading to FC4.
However, the X-Windows systems are different, and I'm now trying
to figure out how to reconfigure X-Windows to adapt to FC4. A
straight FC4 install borked.
While you CAN install linux onto a P-II easily by selecting the
right distribution, it's really not worth the headache unless you
enjoy the pain. I prefer to have just one distro on all my boxen.
Case in point, the RH 9 distro doesn't seem to handle flashdrives,
while the FC4 distro has no problem. There appear to be trubs
with either hub.c, or the other driver thingie.
Which reminds me, if anyone can tell me basically what I need to
change to move XWindows from RH 9 to FC4, I'd appreciate it. For
example, moving to a different config file is needed, right?
Quoting Steve Gula <sg-lists at stevegula.net>:
> We are bound by what the users are familiar with. The women who donate their
> time to BBBSHR don't have time to learn new operating systems and
> applications. They're overworked and underpaid and can't afford the down
> time. Trust me, I have tried. And in some cases there are simply
> compatibility issues as BBBS has some of their own proprietary things going
> on. Their file/mail server is Linux-based and their router/NAT setup is BSD
> based, but all of the desktop machines are a mix of WinMe or WinXP, or were
> last time I was there. It's been two years since I was a student in the area
> and doing hands-on stuff with them. These days I just receive emails from
> file server with the status of the backup report. I am waiting to hear back
> from my friend who is the local hands on guy as to whether or not they could
> use more hardware.
> On 6/12/07, donjr <djr1952 at hotpop.com> wrote:
>> Why MS Office instead of Open Office?
>> Does that also mean that you only like to use IE for web browsing?
>> On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 12:49 -0400, Steve Gula wrote:
>>> I'm a sysadmin for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg/Rockingham
>>> County. If you'd like to donate to them I think we can get a use out
>>> of it and we can get you a receipt for tax purposes. Goes for anyone
>>> who has systems to donate or parts to donate that are still *usable*
>>> as desktop machines for web browsing and running MS Office.
>>> E-mail me personally for contact info.
>> Don E. Groves, Jr.
>> $ /usr/games/fortune :
>> You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
> --Steve Gula
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