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foolswisdom 12-02-2004 01:20 PM


Originally posted by scurver
256 MB RAM and a Pentium II running at 333 MHz. ... Which Fedora Core would you recommend I use?

I wouldn't . I have not tried it , but the Linux distribution MEPIS ( is getting fantastic press , specifically as being accessible to people that are new to Linux . Also , you can run it from the CD before deciding to installl it .

Currently , my distro of choice is Ubuntu Linux (

ram007 12-02-2004 01:59 PM

I installed FC2 onto my friends PC. He's running an old PII @ 450 Mhz. with 128 MB RAM. It runs great!

He was trying to run WinXP on it. It ran, but so poorly that it was pointless.

FC2 runs like a champ on it (becuase it doesn't have all of the other stuff running in the background using up system resources).

Of course, that can be said of all Linux distros... They all run better than Windows, and have much better memory usage.

I was not aware of FC3. But if it is a true improvement on FC2, then I would say, give it a try and see what you think.

The bottom line is, there is a linux distro out there for everyone. Which one you choose just comes from checking them out one at a time until you find the one that's right for you.

So try FC2 or FC3 (I guess), and see what you think.

No matter which one you choose, it'll be better than the windows you're running now.

RatanSA 12-02-2004 10:53 PM

May I ask a question now? RHE Linux is costing good amount still the support is very poor. Is it not the commercialisation of so called free linux?

I will be happy to look at your views on this.

ram007 12-03-2004 01:14 AM

Forgive me...
I'm not really up on that stuff,

I'm not much more than a newbie myself...

I don't even know what RHE is!

It seems like evry other day, there's a new distro od Linux that someone says you should try. You can really wear yourself out trying to decide which one is the best!

First, I heard, Try Redhat!, Then Mandrake, Then Slackware... and on and on.... I finally tried FC2 and I like it!

As far as commercialisation goes, I don't listen to the hype, I simply try things and use what works for me.

I get pretty put off by all that jazz. Linux is meant to be free. And when people start charging for distros that are made from the Unix/Linux Kernal, I look the other way.

As far as opinions go, everyone has one, but the only one that matters, is the one that you listen to, Which should be your own!

So be true to yourself. Don't go jumping into a new distro everytime they come out just because a few people sware by it. Check out the reviews, and judge for yourself.

If a new distro seems to be what you're looking for, then give it a try. If not, just stick with what you've know.

Always remember... Linux is constantly under development! So there's plenty of time to try out the new stuff.

RatanSA 12-03-2004 03:26 AM

I agree what Sir ram007
have mentioned above. RHE Linux is Redhat Enterprise Server for about $1500.


hasanatizaz 12-13-2008 01:12 AM

thanks i enjoyed reading it.

manjunath537 03-31-2010 01:55 AM

problem in settong up a cluster
hello sir,

i m using redhat enterprise 5. And i m trying to setup a cluster with three systems..... but i m unable to succeed the problem is in configuring 'rsh'...

it os displaying the message as "unknown host: connection refused"

please tell me wht's the problem

please help me to solve this problem.......

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