Limiting Users

Bill Campbell linux-sxs
Fri Mar 16 09:19:49 PDT 2007

On Fri, Mar 16, 2007, Michael Hipp wrote:
>Ric Moore wrote:
>> On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 14:43 -0700, Ken Leyba wrote:
>>> Wow, I'm back, not that anyone ever knew me, but I was on the old
>>> Caldera list. I have a copy of WABI and some boxed Caldera if anyone
>>> is feeling nostalgic :^)
>> Me! Me! <waves frantically> If you have no need of it, I'd love to get
>> that from you. The Ex got mine! <swears blue> We have a pile of older
>> machines at Community Success Initiative, where we have this learning
>> center for inner-city kids, that could run Caldera. Ric
>You gotta be kidding, right? There are a whole pile of modern distros that are 
>said to run fine on older hardware. Why would you want to regress to something 
>as ancient as the Caldera stuff.

Most of the newer distributions with X11 running require more RAM than is
found on most of the older systems (and finding PC100 RAM isn't all that
easy).  My 7+ year old ThinkPad 600 wouldn't work with anything newer than
SuSE 9.0 Pro because of inadequate memory and some interrupt conflicts on
the CardBus not allowing the newer PCMCIA wireless devices to be found.

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