RE: [pc110] Installing from parallel Zip drive

Fringe Ryder (fringe nospam at
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 05:58:24 -0700

I too installed Slackware on my PC110. Linux/X are quite reasonable with
20MB RAM, but the lack of an FPU (because it's a 486SX) severely impairs
performance of scalable fonts; you won't get good GUI wordprocessing
performance under Linux on a PC110.

If you need GUI wordprocessing, use MS Windows, which implements scaling as
integer math. Battery life can be longer on Linux though, because you can
reduce the disk writes substantially compared to Windows. (I still use
both on it.)

At 05:17 PM 6/24/99 +0900, YAN wrote:
>> What is the most popular distribution around here? Are there some that
>you've had problems
>I installed Slackware 3.5 to my PC110 (YDW model: 8MB memory, 260MB HDD).
>And I also setup XF86 with 256 colors. Of course, XWindows is slow
>with 8MB memory.