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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I can't speak highly enough of gentoo.

    I run it on an IBM thinkpad 600. P2/266, 288megs ram, 5gig drive. I had been running Redhat 7.2 on it. X was a nightmare. Slow, unresponsive. You could watch things draw on the screen.

    I did a stage1 install of Gentoo on it (That's the compile everything install) and have never looked back.

    I use a rather lengthy set of optimizations in make.conf, but the difference is astounding. I now use this machine with XFree 4.2.0, KDE3.0.1, Mozilla 1.0RC1 (from binary, not compi

    • by boog (3190) on 2002.07.01 15:21 (#10135) Journal
      I run it on an IBM thinkpad 600. P2/266, 288megs ram, 5gig drive. I had been running Redhat 7.2 on it. X was a nightmare. Slow, unresponsive. You could watch things draw on the screen. Quite surprised to hear that. I have Redhat 7.0 with Gnome/Enlightenment and all the trimmings running pretty well on a P2/266, 96Mb RAM, 3Gig. Perhaps there's a difference in the video chipsets, but it's just an el cheapo notebook, and I'm quite impressed. Wouldn't mind trying Gentoo sometime though, but since I have Redhat working as I want, it'll probably be some time!