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Re: minimal system requirements

From: Karl Eklund
Subject: Re: minimal system requirements
Date: 10 Feb 2003 18:55:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2 (Kai Gro├čjohann) writes:

> Cyprian Laskowski <> writes:
> > I will be moving to Japan for a while and my friend has an old laptop
> > which he's offered to give me with the following basic specs: Pentium
> > 75, 24 MB RAM, and 540 MB harddrive.
> >
> > I'd like to install a debian linux system on it with X, and pretty
> > much nothing else (although it would also be great to have LaTeX and
> > ghostscript, but I think that's pushing it).
> I think the X11 will be the big problem.  Hm.  24MB of RAM.  That's
> really really small.

I don't mean to argue for the sake of arguing now, but we run X,
Windowmaker and Emacs on a 24 MB laptop (which has a slightly faster
CPU than the one mentioned, though - 150 or something). It works (to
actually work on, I mean).

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