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Re: [school-discuss] Walmart Sells Linux Boxes

We purchased this computer for my mother-in-law for Christmas.  She was already
used to using Firefox, Thunderbird, and Gaim . . . so it has been great.

I just found out a couple of weeks ago that I got a CATE grant, so I am buying 7
of these to build my Render Farm.  Hope that some of you will be able to help me
with this!  Marcos from Musix has given me some direction.


Quoting Joel Kahn <jj2kk4@xxxxxxxxx>:

> James P. Kinney III wrote:
> >For a small system they were OK but with a heavy
> >desktop like KDE or Gnome they were struggling.
> That's probably why they shipped with Enlightenment
> instead of one of the big boys. With 512MB of RAM,
> thin client is not necessarily the best way to go;
> after all, we've just recently been talking about
> Puppy, Damn Small, and those kinds of mini-distros.
> As long as OpenOffice &c can run decently. . . .
> Joel
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