[CentOS-docs] Pull Request wiki.c.o/AdditionalResources/Repositories

Thu Jan 15 03:03:01 UTC 2015
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 01/15/2015 02:56 AM, PatrickD Garvey wrote:
> [...]
> I want to use CentOS to explore the aspects of operating systems that
> I was not allowed to explore with a proprietary system. I had a couple
> of 32-bit machines I intended to make into my lab, but the Linux
> community seems to have moved on to 64-bit images.
If the microprocessors you have were built this decade, they probably 
support PAE in which case CentOS 6 should run just fine. I am in the 
process of [slowly] phasing out 8..12 yrs old machines which still run 
quite happily CentOS5 and I am deploying C6 on their replacements.
In other news, the new procs have much lower power consumption so beyond 
offering access to a larger set of applications, new systems pay 
themselves via saved energy