K11111I at BITNET.ALIJKU11 wrote:
: Try Linux!
: It is free, stable, comes with source,..... Posix Standard!
: read comp.os.linux!!!!!!!!!
I'm using the 'SLS' version of Linux and it is very good!
If you want to use X you need a supported video card or you will be stuck
with 640x480x2 (monochrome VGA). I use a cheap ET4000 card and it will
do 1024x768x256 but is difficult to read on my cheap monitor. It is fast
and legible at 800x600x256 though :-)
My system is a 20MHz 386SX with 4Mb Ram and 100Mb IDE disk - cheap and
cheerful, but it *does* the job ok for me.
Dr. A.J.Travis, | JANET: <ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri>
Rowett Research Institute, | other: <ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk>
Greenburn Road, Bucksburn, | phone: +44 (0)224 712751
Aberdeen, AB2 9SB. UK. | fax: +44 (0)224 715349