Joined: Oct. 2005
||Posted: Oct. 21 2005,13:21
I discovered DSL a few weeks ago and I've been running it on a Coppermine PIII laptop with toram. Absolutely staggering - so quick it brings a new meaning to "pre-emptive" multitasking!
Anyway, laptop is 4yrs old, noisy and worn out so I want to replace it with an SP13000, 1GB RAM, large hdd for bittorrenting and a Hoojum Cubit3 case. DSL will be live-CD'd or from USB if I can do it.
I was about to order all this and then spotted on Viaarena that VIA support for Linux is "non-existent." This machine will not be running M$ as it will be my day-to-day machine: the heavy stuff will be done on a dual Opteron 275 system with 8GB RAM and XP64.
The DamnSmallMachine is for me a proof of concept that DSL works on these platforms, but does anyone have any experience with the SP13000?
Viaarena also makes out that most of the problems are to do with Kernel 2.6 so...
Does DSL work well with this hardware or should I look at the more expensive option of a Pentium M system?
Thanks in advance