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Installfest has been /.'d

On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Zack Cerza wrote:

> On Thu February 12 2004 21:20, Bill Horne wrote:
> > I also feel we should have a "standard" evaluation procedure for
> > each incoming PC, with a form used to "triage" the boxen and make
> > recommendations to the other volunteers. At a minimum, I vote we
> > examine spare disk space, processor speed, the pressence (or,
> > hopefully, absence)
> How about processor _type_? Do RH and SuSe even work on, say, PPC or
> SPARC? Having a "standard" distro might be impeded by lack of support
> for certain architectures. Okay, so nobody's likely to bring a Sun box
> in, but I'd be surprised if, among the throngs, nobody ever brought a
> Mac in. Not that OSX doesn't rock, but nobody's putting that on an
> oldworld Mac. 

*Actually*, now that you mention it, I've got two old Sun pizza boxes and
an SGI Indigo2, and I'd like to put Linux on at least one of them -- maybe
Debian. I was thinking of bringing one of the machines by the next BLU
installfest; I hadn't realized before this thread came up that only
certain distributions (and hardware?) are supported at these events.

How firm are the distro/hardware guidelines? 

Chris Devers

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