[CentOS] C6 or C7 for an old netbook

Wed Jun 7 21:04:46 UTC 2017
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

On 06/07/2017 12:39 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 06/06/2017 02:53 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
>> On Mon, 5 Jun 2017, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> Mmmm... looks like I may go for C6, then, since unlike that Ubuntu, I
>>> will
>>> want to do updates at least every time I get ready for a trip (other
>>> times, it sits in the closet turned off).
>> I went for C6 on a Samsung NC10 (1.6GHz Atom N270 1GB RAM), only because it
>> refused to boot off the C7 ISO for some reason, and I didn't want to waste
>> time tracking down why.
> Because that is a 32-bit (not 64-bit) processor.  There is an AltArch
> 32-bit CentOS-7 distro as well:
> http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/i386/
>> Works like a charm without any fiddling with an alternate DE like I
>> would have
>> with C7.  I have no complaints.
> C6 does also use less resources than CentOS-7, so this might be the best
> bet in any event, but I did want to point out an alternative does exist.
> Things like EPEL and ElRepo do not exist for the CentOS-7 32-bit distro
> either, so the experience is somewhat limited as well.

I might add that NOT using GNOME on a notebook is a big 
processor/battery win.  I switched to Xfce some years ago.