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ServerWatch: Tip of the Trade: Tiny Unixes

May 04, 2006, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"General-purpose free operating systems like Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD are extremely customizable. You can slim them down or fatten them up as needed. However, they're much harder to slim down than they used to be, and far easier to fatten.

"For most part, you'll need at least 500 MB of disk space just for the operating system, a Pentium II or equivalent CPU, and 32 MB of RAM if you don't run X Windows. 64 MB of RAM is a bare minimum if you run a lightweight window manager like TWM or IceWM; don't even try to run KDE or Gnome on less than 256 MB..."

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