[Wolves] XFree86 3.3.6

Stephen Parkes sparkes at westmids.biz
Mon Jan 2 13:06:24 GMT 2006

On 02/01/06, Peter Cannon <peter at cannon-linux.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sunday 01 January 2006 19:43, Stephen Parkes wrote:
> > why so old?  you can run modern linux distro's on a 386 as long as you
> > can live without mozilla
> I loaded FC1 on it once but it run like a dog its only a P70 (I think) with
> 40MB memory.

The message you where replying too was composed in gmail on a P166 :-P
 ok so mozilla was running on a remote X machine but you get the
picture.  And that's running Ubuntu which is as bloated as anything by
default.  Unless your distro is complied with specific optimisations
if it doesn't work on a older machine it's broken in my opinon.

There are exceptions to this rule with distro's for specific uses but
general distro's should stay general IMHO.  The P166 kicks ass in
console mode at 80x60 columns with the spectrum (8x8) font.  Which is
about the best I can get out of an S3 800x600 display.

links and vi are both excellent at that res and like shit off a shovel fast.

> > pine is non-free (or at least was) in the debian sense so alternatives
> > are offered.  This is also where nano comes from which was started as
> > a replacement for pico the pine editor.
> Yeah I saw nano but in my ignorance I thought it was just a text editor and I
> prefer VI for that.
it is a text editor.  It replaces pico which is pines editor. which is
what I said isn't it?

> Soft as it sounds I was looking through my RH Bible at all the text based apps
> (web ones at any rate) it said that w3m was the most popular for text based
> web browsing as it supported frames.

frames are old hat.  Links2 does perfect tables :-P

> The only reason I fancied pine was because it supported folders which would be
> nice.

doesn't mutt do folders?  If you like folders you should really be
using an imap server anyway and doing it the right way (tm)

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