VMS 4.7 was VAXstation 3100 history (Was ... different)

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Fri Dec 3 02:22:51 1999

>Really, in my opinion; its not _extremely_ bad just for some basic poking
>around in VMS (which is all I can really do with such a minimal install
>anyways :) I once had a 386SX-16 running like Slackware Linux 3.5 as a
>NAT gateway on my LAN with 4 megs of RAM... after that, pretty much
>anything else seems fast (considering it pretty much ran from swap :)

Ah, BUT were you running X-Windows on that system. I've run X-Windows on a
386SX-16 Monochrome Laptop w/4MB RAM, a 387 coprocessor, and a 345MB HD.
It wasn't a lot of fun, but for what I was doing it was faster than running
MGR (which is supposed to be a really lightweight GUI for UNIX). Actually
for basic stuff X-Window performance wasn't *that* bad, it was kernel
compiles that would kill you!

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Received on Fri Dec 03 1999 - 02:22:51 GMT

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