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Old 06-21-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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glibc 2.3.2 and red hat 6.1 on archaic pc--will it work?


I am still using Red Hat 6.1 but in dire need of an upgrade to my browser as Nescape 4.6 crashes on most pages. I have 25 days left with Opera but no money to pay for it to continue after that point (I am an unemployed/underemployed programmer on beans and rice just barely surviving).

I tried installing the new Firefox and the second latest Mozilla but found out the hard way that I don't have the necessary glibc. I need to upgrade either my glibc or my distribution or both if I want to a quality browsing experience, but my system is pretty archaic: a 1999 HP with a Celeron 466 and only 64 megs of ram.

I have a few questions:

Will glibc 2.3.2 work with my existing RH installation (currently 2.2.x kernel, 2.1.x glibc)?

Would I be better off doing a total upgrade to RH 8.0? I have the CDs from a book I checked out from the public library. I am not sure that I will be pleased with performance on my system.

Would I be better off skipping 8.0 and going to 9.0? Or will performance be even worse? Or should I look for a leaner and meaner distribution?

Thank you!

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