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[SLUG] Intro and a question
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- Subject: [SLUG] Intro and a question
- From: "Gary Bennett" <musings@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 18:31:46 +1000
I subbed to SLUG last weekend, have read along for the week and thought it
about time to introduce myself.
My name's Gary, I'm a tad over 40 (but feel anything from 20 to 70 depending
upon how much sleep I've had). My present system comprises a Celeron 400
with 128MB RAM and 12GB HDD running Win 98. It was built in 1999 but is,
surprisingly, starting to feel its age. For a while I ran it as a dual-boot
with RH 6.2.
In the next month or so I'm planning to buy a new machine. My current
thinking is for a P4 2.8GHz processor with 512MB RAM and something like an
80GB HDD. I also think a combo CD/DVD reader/writer would be useful, and
maybe a separate CD reader. System-wise I'm thinking of running Debian Woody
And so on to the questions:
As a relative newbie to Linux, will installing Debian cause me too much
sleeplessness? Opinions "out there" seem to vary. I've been running Knoppix
3.3 off CD to begin to reacclimatise myself with Linux.
I'm planning on keeping the old machine around and hopefully access Optusnet
cable for both. What sort of hardware would be needed to enable both
machines to be connected to the net, and for my machines to be able to
exchange files with each other (more from old to new)?
But enough questions to begin with...