Originally posted by kola
Ah that makes sense. I'd hate to have to edit every option every time a new kernel came out.
On this old machine a recompile takes almost an hour.
will after you have the config file setup you will still have to compile, and I do remember that when I had linux on a slow machine it would take hours to compile, then you get an error and have to start over. The good thing though is once you have a kernel thats up to date and properly configued then there is no need to update it for sometime. Most people will actually waite 6 months or a year and see how a new kernel release is doing before they trust to upgrade. So there is no need unless the new kernel supports something on your box that you need and can not get it to work with old kernel.
If you just want to play though, I should say once I got a new computer and put linux on it, the compiling only takes 15 minuts are so, so thats defiantly something to look at, linux isnt just for old machines