[NMLUG] Truman MS

Steve Browne nmlug@swcp.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2001 09:14:16 -0700


On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 09:00:31 -0700, you wrote:

>Aaron Birenboim wrote:
>> 
>> Steve Browne wrote:
>> 
>> > Judging from the boot-up time I observed for Linux Mandrake 8.0 on the
>> > Pentium 233 system I donated, I would think a Pentium would be your
>> > bottom line. Otherwise YOU are going to wind up with a warehouse full
>> > of "junk".
>> 
>> Depends on what you load.
>> Switch to FVWM instead of KDE, and you are fine.
>> No X?  Even better.
>> 
>> Frankly, I agree that it may not be worth our
>> time and effort to do much with 486's or less.
>> However, if Don gets these kids writing assembler,
>> we could perhaps send these machines home with them.
>> 
>> But 2 or 3 such machines would be sufficient.
>> The other 17 can go elsewhere.
>> 
>I'm thinking ahead. If we can set these things up as deployable systems,
>they can form a starter wedge in other schools or they can go home with
>kids. Remember that there is a virtually infinite supply of kids who
>need experience, so labor is not an issue if we can get systematic about
>it. Once we have OUR nucleus systems working, and that is definitely not
>done yet, we can deploy a lot more easily. I would much rather have the
>whole batch for two reasons: cannibalizing and consistency. If we get 60
>sets of parts, we will end up with 20. If we set them up identically,
>they can be maintained across schools or at least across classrooms
>within a school.

So you are organizing another TVI?

Steve
Stephen B. Browne
sbrowne@ix.netcom.com
"Veritas odit moras"
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