On Sun, 04 May 2008 13:10:12 +0100, Jaimie Vandenbergh
>On Sun, 04 May 2008 13:01:54 +0100, harikeo <nomail@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I'm just reinstalling a fairly basic (by modern standards!) PC for a youth
>>> charity to use. It will mainly be used for Word/Excel and a bit of web
>>> browsing via 56k dial up.
>>> It is a 333MHz Cyrix M II CPU , 75MHz bus, 10GB HDD. Currently it has only
>>> 64MB of RAM, but I'm fairly sure I can increase that once I've had a dig
>>> around in my cupboard for some spare sticks :o)
>>> Assuming I increase the amount of RAM (lets say to around 256MB), which OS
>>> would people recommend I install? I've got versions of Windows 95, 98SE,
>>> ME, 2000 and XP.
>>I'd install 2000 on it along with all patches and tie down a desktop for
>>anyone to use.
>>n.b. I have Windows 2003 Server running on a Cyrix 333Mhz and although
>>it's slow to boot it's surprisingly okay as a file server for my LAN :)
>2003 server is a solid continuation of the 2k line - pretty low memory
>use and decently stable.
Oh, except using it as a DHCP server is rubbish - *massive* memory
leaks in that app. Once I found out that was what ties up the server
every few weeks, I put in a scheduled job to restart it out of hours.
Cheers - Jaimie
"... you must remember that if you're trying to propagate a creed of
poverty, gentleness and tolerance, you need a very rich, powerful,
authoritarian organisation to do it." - Vice-Pope Eric