[CentOS] 5.3 on an EeePC??
rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Apr 29 12:31:55 UTC 2009
Warren Young wrote:
> Beartooth wrote:
>>> Why do you want CentOS on an EeePC ?
>> I have a strong if perhaps irrational preference for the .rpm
> Me, too, and it's rational in my case. I've experienced the whole range
> of both sets of tools, from the ground up. RPMs are simpler to build
> than DEBs, and an rpm/yum-based system is easier to maintain than a
> dpkg/apt-based one, considering just packaging issues. It's true that I
> have many more years experience with RPM based systems, but I've been
> using Ubuntu now for about a year and a half, and my opinion isn't
> shifting much any more.
> I think much of the hype about how great the Debian packaging system is
> came from the days before they adopted yum, so Debian fans could point
> to apt-get and say "Isn't it great to be able to install packages from
> the net directly from the command line?" Sure, once upon a time it was,
> but today, the main distinction I draw between the two sets of tools is
> that the Debian tools are more complex with no compensating benefit.
> (There are even some things the simpler Red Hattish tools can do that
> the Debian ones can't, easily. rpm -qa, for one.)
> But, enough of the advocacy rant. Though I use CentOS far more often
> than I do Ubuntu, there are a few places where Ubuntu simply works
> better. One of those places is on my Eee 1000. Take it from an RPM
> fan: it's a poor reason to prefer CentOS for your netbook, unless your
> goal is to feed patches back to Red Hat for future versions of the OS.
>> speed of boot becomes a major criterion.
> Ubuntu 9.04 greatly improved the boot speed relative to previous
> versions of the OS.
> Separate from that effort, but speeding disk-heavy activities like
> booting still further, Ubuntu 9.04 also includes ext4 support. You have
> to partition manually to enable it, but I recommend that for netbooks
> anyway because that's also the only way to avoid having a swap
> partition. Swapping to flash is loony.
Maybe, maybe not.
First my system is only 1Gb. Kind of on the 'thin' side, but this is a
But more importantly is Hibernate to swap. I use this regularly. Suspend
eats up your battery.
> Between these improvements and a few tweaks to the automatic service
> startup list, my 1000 goes from the BIOS screen to a desktop in under a
> minute. I'm running the netbook remix version.
> Ubuntu 9.04 supports the Eee's power management features, too, so you
> can sleep it and wake it back up reasonably quickly.
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