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Re: tlug: Caldera Japanese version (more comments)

On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Scott wrote:

> >
> > In a completely different matter, I currently only have about 1GB
> > free on a 4GM drive for Linux.  Without deleting my MP3 
> > collection, is 1GM reasonably large enough for Linux, KDE,
> > Star Office, Word Perfect, and various other apps a Linux
> > workstation might want/require?  If it is not large enough, 
> > what is?  
> Wow--a question I can actually answer on this list.  :)
> I gave it one gig (and 133 MB for swap) put in the home user choice, then 
> added star office and word perfect and had plenty of room left over.
> Scott

... but does that install things like make, gcc, yacc, flex, binutils,
etc. that you'd need to compile packages that you download from the net?
Or is it set up more to be a use-the-canned-binaries-type desktop

If it's the latter, you might as well just use Windows - you'd get the
same functionality but you'd have a wider range of software to run.
Running Linux for the sake of saying that you're running Linux isn't
really the point, now, is it?

Scott M. Stone <>
Systems (UNIX) and Network Engineer
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