[News] GNU/Linux Desktop With Memory Footprint of 18 MB, IdeaCentre with GNU/Linux

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Your way is the right way

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| That’s this machine, of course, with a Grub-
| to-console boot time of 23 seconds (including 
| the time it takes to snap the framebuffer into 
| place), a full-workload memory footprint of 
| less than 18Mb and taking up around 1Gb of 
| hard drive space. Jump in any time.


Lenovo IdeaCentre Q110

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| The Q110 is a marked improvement over the Q100 
| for movie playback and thin-client computing, 
| especially in Ubuntu Remix for Netbooks.



Antique Linux on an Antique PC

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| Lying about somewhere in my loft, I uncovered a Targa TS30AS laptop, from
| sometime in the early to mid 1990s. I’d thrown out the battery ages ago, and
| the machine is almost as old as me, so I had a certain nostalgia using the
| DOS/Windows 95 system that was installed on it.
| Nevertheless, I wanted to see if it could be pushed a little further. The
| specs of this machine are laughable by today’s standards: 8miB of RAM, a ~75
| or 100mHz CPU (a 486DX2) and a 500miB hard drive. This beast is ancient,
| without doubt.


Giving life back to an OLD laptop

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| This laptop belongs to a good friend and she loved it when I told her that we
| can give a new life to her laptop using GNU/Linux. This is an Toshiba
| Satellite Sro 435CDS built around 12 years ago. Specs? Pentium 120, 32 MB
| ram, 4 GB Hard. Yes this laptop has been upgrade a few years ago to highest
| supported specs.

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Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>|a full-workload memory footprint of less than 18Mb
>|and taking up around 1Gb of hard drive space
I do wish kmandla would learn the difference between b and B.
I also wonder if that blogger's gender
might be different from the one some assume.

> Giving life back to an OLD laptop
>|Pentium 120, 32 MB ram, 4 GB Hard.
All items Roy has included are cool examples
of longevity of hardware--if you pick the right software meme.

>Antique Linux on an Antique PC
Someone else who doesn't understand
the case-sensitivity of SI units.

Note to Roy:  That link redirects to
(or is that just this side of the pond?)
jeffm_ (1319)
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____/ JeffM on Wednesday 10 Mar 2010 20:26 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>|a full-workload memory footprint of less than 18Mb
>>|and taking up around 1Gb of hard drive space
> I do wish kmandla would learn the difference between b and B.
> I also wonder if that blogger's gender
> might be different from the one some assume.
>> Giving life back to an OLD laptop
>>|Pentium 120, 32 MB ram, 4 GB Hard.
> All items Roy has included are cool examples
> of longevity of hardware--if you pick the right software meme.

I still have some old boxes running Linux, but not *that* old. The need for
mobility 'forces' people to develop some light environments (force of the market).

>>Antique Linux on an Antique PC
> Someone else who doesn't understand
> the case-sensitivity of SI units.
> Note to Roy:  That link redirects to
> http://crashedpips.com/wordpress/2009/04/12/antique-linux-on-an-antique-pc/
> (or is that just this side of the pond?)

I found this link in TuxMachines, IIRC. It might be doing some localisation (I'm in the UK).

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Freebie LinCity-NG Builds on Classic City Sims ,----[ Quote ] | When I first downloaded LinCity-NG (free), I figured it was a simple clone of | an older version of SimCity, primarily aimed at the *nix market. As it turns | out, it's more like a first cousin once removed, but that's not entirely a | bad thing. `---- http://www.linuxworld.com/reviews/2009/071709-freebie-lincity-ng-builds-on-classic.html?fsrc=rss-linux-news 7 of the Best Free Linux Twitter Clients ,----[ Quote ] | Micro-blogging is all the rage these days. It is a webservice which allows | the subscriber to send short text updates or micromedia such as photos or | audio clips and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a | restricted group which can be chosen by the user. Subscribers can read | microblog posts online or request that updates be delivered in real time to | their desktop as an instant message or sent to a mobile device as an SMS text | message. | | With micro-blogging, posts are brief (typically 140 – 200 characters) and can | be written or received with a variety of computing devices. `---- http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20090718060703717/Twitter.html Recent: Small Universe: LinCity-NG 2.0 ,----[ Quote ] | Lincity-NG (the NG means Next Generation) is a graphical and game-oriented | city planning simulation, now updated in version 2.0, that not only includes | graphic enhancements but provides entire...

[News] [Rival] In the United States (Where GNU/Linux Adoption is Worst) GNU/Linux Jumps
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Net Applications Changes Methodology: Windows & Linux Market Share Rises ,----[ Quote ] | The problem was that a large portion of the website visitors that are counted | come from the USA and other English speaking countries. This means that | worldwide data was more representative of the USA than of the rest of the | world. The problem is that the OS market share is currently very different in | the USA than the rest of the world: the Mac OSX market share is much higher, | but the Windows and Linux market share are lower. `---- http://www.tech-no-media.com/2009/08/net-applications-changes-methodology.html Recent: The Truth About Mac OS X User Stats ,----[ Quote ] | Now, of course, one can discuss Net Applications' methodology endlessly and | question the credibility of any organization that has to revise its figures | by as much as 50 percent. But that's all rather missing the important point. | The point is that America's purchasing patterns aren't necessarily the same | as the rest of the world's. `---- http://www.serverwatch.com/trends/article.php/3833076/The-Truth-About-Mac-OS-X-User-Stats.htm Net Applications: Apple just lost half its ‘market share’ ,----[ Quote ] | The so-called market share reports issued every month by Net Applications | have long been controversial — mostly because they didn’t actually measure | market share (which business people typically express as the numb...

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