[CALUG] Upgrading from RH 7.3
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Tue Feb 14 00:45:28 CST 2006
I run Xandros on both my HP-Compaq(2.8 GHz P4 with 1 GB ram) desktop and
Laptop (2.4 GHz Celeron with 256 MB ram)
In office, I run Xandros on 2 desktops, Compaq 733 MHz P3 with 512 MB ram
and HP-Compaq 2.66 GHz with 756 MB ram.
You should be able to run Xandros without an issue on your 1 GHz P3. But you
will not get good performance out of Windows on VMware. Xandros runs KDE and
is tuned to be very light.
If you can dual boot to windows, I would suggest, stay with that.
In my case, I have gradually started loathing windows to a point where, I
cannot stand the sight of it. All this caused by 2 crashes in the last 6
years, one of which cost me all personal emails dating back to 1995/6 and
the other which only cost me a months' loss of "work" emails.
The screenshot is a "show-off" screen, where I show that I am running
videos(VLC player), windows under vmware, bit-torrent client, Firefox,
Xandros Network, where I can chose 2.6.11 kernel source to be installed in 1
click. You can ignore it, as it is "just" a show-off screenshot.
Of course in real life, I might have all those apps up and running except
for VLC. I connect to my office via VPN, which unfortunately works only on
windows. So I boot Windows under VMware and VPN to my office and do all my
office work under VMware.
Hope this helps.
Rajiv G Gunja
System Analyst / Engg
SUN / AIX / HPUX / Linux Admin
IM: AOL / Yahoo / MSN : ggvrsn
On 2/13/06, Reid Sprague <r-link at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Dear RG,
> Good screenshot! Just what I'm looking for!
> How strong is the computer you are using? Am in a situation where I need
> Windows some of the time but I supply and set up my own laptop so have
> wondered whether I could run Windows on VM Ware with satisfactory speed.
> Have dual booted in the past, just got tired of switching back and
> forth, but on the other hand I know there would be a speed hit with
> My laptop is an IBM T-23, 1G Hz P-III, 512 MB.Probably too slow, it
> doesn't even run Windows that fast. Thanks for any info!
> Thanks, Reid
> Rajiv Gunja wrote:
> >Xandros is the easiest Linux I have ever used, of course not considering
> >Linspire, as in linspire, every application you would "need" (not want)
> >a price tag attached to it.
> >Xandros has 2 versions, Deluxe and OCE (open circulation edition). deluxe
> >edition comes with Crossover office 4.2, which is really good if you need
> >install MS products. My desktop at home and office is Xandros, so at
> >I have Lotus Notes, Gaim, Sametime and couple of other apps running under
> >WINE (crossover office). I also have VMware, so I run windows in VMware,
> >If there are apps which will not install under WINE, it is bound to work
> >under VMware.
> >Configuring printers, cable modem or LAN is straight forward. Even wifi
> >easy, only thing is Xandros uses ndis drivers and not native drivers. One
> >the best things about Xandros you will like is Samba, it is
> >so no messing with smb.conf.
> >I have attached a screenshot, hope it is flattering.
> >I have both Deluxe and OCE version of Xandros, let me know which one you
> >want and I will burn you a copy.
> >Rajiv G Gunja
> >System Analyst / Engg
> >SUN / AIX / HPUX / Linux Admin
> >IM: AOL / Yahoo / MSN : ggvrsn
> >On 2/11/06, Dave Bazell <bazell at comcast.net> wrote:
> >>Thanks Rajiv,
> >>I will look into Xandros, I have not heard of it till now. I am a
> >>programmer but not a linux developer so I have no need/desire for the
> >>changes to the OS. I assume Xandros allows for the standard things like
> >>connecting to my cable modem for networking and configuring my printers,
> >>etc., with relative ease?
> >>I'll check out their website.
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: Rajiv Gunja
> >> To: Dave Bazell
> >> Cc: lug at calug.com
> >> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 11:11 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [CALUG] Upgrading from RH 7.3
> >> Dave,
> >> Unless, you have a really really good reason, business or personal, I
> >>would never suggest upgrade. Best thing to do is to wipe the partitions
> >>clean and do a fresh install. I used to try upgrade as I had Intel C++
> >>compiler and did not want to lose the config, But that just kept me up
> >>night trouble-shooting the issues with the upgrade.
> >> Since then, I have switched to Xandros desktop and I no longer have to
> >>trouble shoot upgrade issues. Xandros Networks lets me know that there
> >>application updated and I just click one button, "install all updates"
> and I
> >>come back in 20 minutes and it is all done. Of course upgrading kernel
> is a
> >>different thing. They do not come out with a new kernel very often.
> Since I
> >>use my Linux as my primary desktop, I do not intend to keep upgrading,
> so I
> >>am fine.
> >> The other best part of Xandros is that I can install both rpm and deb
> >>pkgs right off the menu and not worry about missing library files, since
> >>downloads any missing libs and installs them too.
> >> But if you are a developer and want to try out all the latest, cutting
> >>edge software, then you should go with RH or SELS, they are good for
> >> Good luck
> >> -GGR
> >> ---
> >> Rajiv G Gunja
> >> System Analyst / Engg
> >> SUN / AIX / HPUX / Linux Admin
> >> IM: AOL / Yahoo / MSN : ggvrsn
> >> On 2/10/06, Dave Bazell <bazell at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I have dual boot Windows XP/RHLinux system running RH 7.3 (Valhalla)
> >> kernel version 2.4.18-3. I want to upgrade to whatever is the
> >> version since I am more frequently downloading sw that won't compile
> >> I have an old version of something, usually libc.
> >> Any suggestions about the best way to do this? Just install current
> >> that I download from RH (hours worth of downloading over my cable
> >> Other approaches?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Dave
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