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    Hidoi Ryuujin
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    I'm looking for a new distribution of Linux...

    For our Beowulf cluster we are currently using Red Hat 9. However, the machines we're using are crap (currently we are test running on a P2 266 w/ 64 megs of edo ram and a P2 333 (i think) with 394 megs of pc 66) and don't run red hat very well. Can anyone recommend some lower overhead distributions to try for our project?
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    Gentoo (runs fine on a P-MMX 200 w/ 64MB).
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    I use Slackware, its sturdy compared most other distros out there.
    WorkStation(new, a month ago):

    Sony Vaio i686 Desktop
    2.60 GIGhz Intel Pentium 4(HT)
    512Mb DDR RAM
    800MHz Front Side Bus!
    120 GIG IDE HardDrive
    Matrox G400 Dual-Head
    Linux kernel 2.6.3
    Modified Slackware 9.1
    GCC/GDB

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    I have slackware 9.1 on my p2 233
    it runs ok.
    some stuff lags.
    From reading on the freebsd site, I have found that they claim their version of unix runs exceptional on older archaic technologies like 486 & 686
    "Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
    supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."
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    Our eventual goal is to get a bunch of ancient machines to do this with as a cost cutting/ can it be done kinda thing. All I know at the moment is that Red Hat is WAY too much overhead to actually use for this, considering how slowly the two boxes we have setup now are running.
    One death is a tragedy, one million... a statistic.
    -Josef Stalin

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    Quote Originally Posted by xviddivxoggmp3
    I have slackware 9.1 on my p2 233
    it runs ok.
    some stuff lags.
    From reading on the freebsd site, I have found that they claim their version of unix runs exceptional on older archaic technologies like 486 & 686
    FreeBSD was hard for me, I tried to 'su' to root, and, THERE WAS NO SU!!!
    I then edited my sudoers file, but it seems the synatx is different.

    Now I know why its said to be more secure that GNU/Linux.
    WorkStation(new, a month ago):

    Sony Vaio i686 Desktop
    2.60 GIGhz Intel Pentium 4(HT)
    512Mb DDR RAM
    800MHz Front Side Bus!
    120 GIG IDE HardDrive
    Matrox G400 Dual-Head
    Linux kernel 2.6.3
    Modified Slackware 9.1
    GCC/GDB

    Multi-mon
    Simultaneous Multiple Processes

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