The RULE Project
Posted May 27, 2004 20:06 UTC (Thu) by martinfick
Parent article: The RULE Project
I have to question the utility of this project. While I am all for using
older hardware, I'm not sure that there is that much old hardware that
meets even the low specs that they seem to be aiming for. I have been
trying to get linux on my old 486 laptop for a while and I cannot get
anything to run on it. The catch: it only has 4 MB.
I have searched around and most lowmem linux projects, like this one,
think that extreme lowmem is a 486 with 8MB. It seems to me that if you
have a 486 sitting around, unless it was a high end machine when you
bought it, it probably only has 4MB, not 8MB, not 16MB and certainly not
32MB! Yes, memory is cheap, but try getting memory for a 486, even
better, try getting memory for a 486 laptop! :)
Nevertheless, I wish them luck.
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