Red Hat

Eric Eisenhart eric at
Fri Nov 2 19:10:17 PST 2001

On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 02:36:19PM -0800, Loraditch, Greg wrote:
> I'm considering an upgrade of Red Hat 6.0 to a newer version of RH.  Any
> suggestions?
> It will be on an old Pentium 166/32MB and an ATI Rage card.

Well, at a minimum, an upgrade to 6.2 would be recommended.  RedHat will be
supported 6.2 with security fixes for quite a while; the same can't be said
of 6.0 or 6.1.

You could upgrade to 7.1 or 7.2...

You could switch to Debian; this is a very nice option, in fact.  :-)

So, it's a P166 with 32MB of RAM and an ATI Rage card.  What do you want to
*do* with it?  Act as some type of server?  X?  Do you want GNOME or KDE? 
Do you just want to use it to ssh to a shell server someplace else where you
run mutt?  Netscape, basic mail, ssh, instant messaging and little else? 
General "play around with Linux and learn things"?
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