[rescue] donated old PC parts...P100's, 1gb ide drives, etc...

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 3 14:31:32 CDT 2003

On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, Jochen Kunz wrote:

> > If you're going to do NetBSD on the PC's, why not do NetBSD on the
> > Macs? NetBSD works just as well on the Mac as on the PC.
> Exactly. And you get the same environement on all machines. Also keep in
> mind that NetBSD, due to its leanness, is perfectly suited for "old low
> end" machines. A complete install with X11 takes less then 200MB. (OK,
> you will need additional software from pkgsrc.)

And if you put stuff like your /usr partitions (you'll need one for each
architecture) and your /pkgsrc (one for the entire cluster) in a big
centralized disk, you can make each machine *that much* thinner.

Peace...  Sridhar

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