[svlug] A few questions?
daoem at geocities.com
Mon Oct 26 22:10:01 PST 1998
1) Does anyone know where I could get the newest version of netscape in
2)I have some friends that have a small computer bussiness. They sell
systems and do computer consulting. It is just a little thing for
people who dont know much. Both friends are still in high school. I
showed them Enlightenment and they were pretty impressed. What do you
guys think about them selling systems with linux and running
They could put Wordperfect and Netscape on and people would have a nice
little box. They would save the price of a OS and of a word processor.
The people would think Enlightenment looks nice they would be happy.
The only problem is if the people want to run games or other software
then they would be screwed. I was thinking this would be good for people
just interested in email and running netscape and maybe doing some word
It probably wouldnt be hard to make our own theme we could sell with
every computer that would just have a button for wordperfect and a
button for netscape and maybe if the people were interested we could
install some other programs like icq and a irc client. Would
Enlightenment be stable enough for a end user to be able to run . It
would get really old quick if every day people were calling in with
problems. But dont they do that with win95 also?
Maybe we could just offer it as a trial. If the people like it they can
keep it and save 150$ and if they dont we will wipe the hard drive and
install win 98. Well just give me some input. This doesnt sound to
hard. The only thing I was kinda worried about is that Debian doesnt
have one of those things where you can save a configuration to disk and
use that for every install.
The computers are probably atleast 200mhz if not k6-2 266es w/ atleast
32mb of ram. These would run Enlightenment pretty good right? If you
respond and say I shouldnt use Enlightenment because it isnt stable
enough or it would go to slow please give advise as to which WM to use.
I have concidered Wmaker but it just doesnt seem to look as nice.
However it sure beats windows.
3)I have a 486/dx50 laptop w/ 8mb RAM. MS-DOS and win3.1 are kinda
lame so I was thinking about putting linux on it. It is too slow to
run win95 probably. The problem is it does not have a cdrom of net
card. I wanted to know if i could do a plip/NFS install with debian. I
have read the PLIP mini howto. It only tells about setting plip up on
two computers that have linux already.
I know i will probably have to make a kernel for the install program
that has plip support but I didnt know how to write that to disk and
stuff. Also is a kernel that i compile on one computer portable to
another computer? Will Debian supoort installs from PLIP/NFS??? Well
if you have any input on this I would appreciate it. Also it only has a
250 mb partition. I wanted to do some c programing on it so I dont know
if this would cut it. I am not really interested in puting X on it
because it would probably run like a dog even w/ Blackbox.
4) Is the gcc compiler that ships w/ Redhat 5.1 screwed up?? I thought
that I heard from someone that it was and that in order for it to work
you have to go get the update. This sounds like a pretty big mistake.
Is it true?
5)I was installing Debian on a machine and when it was installing the
packages with dselect from the cdrom it told me about this one package
that I could not run because I did not have one of the development
kernels. Then it installed some more programs. Then it came back to
that package and asked me again. Thinking something was screwed, and
not having a lot of time, I reset the computer. Now I want to know if
there is a way I can install all the programs pending or something.
Kind of like you configure pending programs with dpkg.
Sorry about the length of the message. I just thought I would get all
my current questions done in one message :)
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