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.