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SubjectLinux is good!
Hi Sylvia.

> I mean a feature-rich, stable, quite light, not-too-complicated
> OS (hell, my Internet gateway (OK, small network) runs on a
> DX2/80!) with lots of great applications, not to mention the
> community itself.

On a network I recently set up for an impoverished school, there are
the following Linux systems:

1. 386dx/40 with 2x130M hard drive and 16M of RAM which is acting
as a firewall blocking access to the school's administration
computers from the computers the school's pupils use.

2. 486sx/33 with 4.3G hard drive and 80M of RAM which is acting as
the gateway to the outside world, and also as a bridging firewall
linking the school's inter-office network to the computing dept
network. This machine is also running squid as a cacheing web
proxy for the whole school, and sendmail as the school's email
mailhost.

3. 486dx/25 with 3x6.4G hard drives, a 24xCD drive and 128M of RAM
which is acting as the school's file server.

Personally, I don't believe any of those could even run NT, never mind
serve their designated purposes...

My verdict: LONG LIVE LINU[SX]

Best wishes from Riley.

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| There is something frustrating about the quality and speed of Linux |
| development, ie., the quality is too high and the speed is too high, |
| in other words, I can implement this XXXX feature, but I bet someone |
| else has already done so and is just about to release their patch. |
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* ftp://ftp.MemAlpha.cx/pub/rhw/Linux
* http://www.MemAlpha.cx/kernel.versions.html

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