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Old 04-18-2003, 04:11 PM   #1
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Linux usage in Italy - North

hi folks, I am considering setting up a business reselling old Pentums with some Linux distribution installed for people who don't want to spend a fortune for an internet ready PC. there is a company which sells "nused" Pentiums for 60 euro, I could mount Linux, get it internet ready, provide training and sell it for say 100 or 200 euro.

questions are:

1) what distribution do you recommend for an old Pentium, say 133 Mhz?

2) would Internet connection be feasible without hassle and frustration?

3) does anybody know what's the market penetration of Linux in Italy and in northern Italy in particular?

any comments welcome.


Old 04-18-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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woah... well are thse to be made servers? or just crappy pcs with internet access? heh

if choice 1 then go with freebsd imo.
Old 04-18-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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For Pentium 1 see: VectorLinux 3.2
Old 04-18-2003, 04:39 PM   #4
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redhat if you ask why redhat has the cleanest interface after you sell it peoble will not be challenged to solve their problems
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I suggest Debian, because it's easy to keep it up to date. P133-class machines are perfect routers/small servers. It will handle any (A)DSL connection and routing without a problem.


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