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DesktopLinux: Debian: Server Yes, Desktop No

Dec 14, 2006, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"I recently decided to retire Red Hat 7 after seven years of loyal service as a firewall/router-OS on my home LAN. Like a red-headed stepchild grown old, it had become cranky from extended neglect, and no longer would even shutdown or reboot without issuing nasty messages.

"The OS was running on old hardware, the cheapest PC I was able to get back in 1999 when I launched my home business. We're talking about a 350MHz AMD K6 processor and less than 256MB of DRAM, with only 156MB usable by the system..."

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