[CentOS] modestly priced laptop for C7

Thu Nov 2 22:38:15 UTC 2017
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Thu, Nov 02, 2017 at 02:09:04PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Yves Bellefeuille wrote:
> > Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> >
> >> Not intending to contradict (if that ends up as pain, it will be
> >> your pain anyway ;-) but I would go higher with specs if you intend
> >> to use Linux on it. Linux tends to grow its demands for resources
> >> pretty much exponentially (same as Windows does, only from lower
> >> starting point).
> >
> > On my Acer Aspire One 522 (two-core AMD C-50 1.0 GHz processor with 2
> > GB of RAM), CentOS 6 is noticeably smoother than Windows 7. Windows
> > uses the battery more efficiently, however.
> >
> The reql question is what the o/p wants the system *for*. As I mentioned,
> I have my '09 HP Netbook (1101?), and I just loaded CentOS 6 i386 on it,
> and it runs acceptably. Now, once I switch the WM from *bleah* Gnome to
> KDE, or maybe something lighter, I'll be fine... but I only use it while
> traveling, for mail and browsing.
> What *are* you going to be doing with it?

mostly portable email and browsing. if it is good enough it'll probably
have dev tools on it too for the uncommon occasions when I need to
build something. If it is good enough I may find other thiings to do
with it, but I have a reasonably powerful desktop also running C7, so
many of those "other" things are taken care of there.


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