Oh dear god

posted 28 February 2005

From an energyless weekend straight into an energy-sapping week; it's only Monday, and folks, it's not looking good. People of a nervous disposition, such as myself, should not be put into a position of responsibility over a project with such terrifyingly large possible financial consequences as the one I am currently working on. It's going to kill me, I swear.

On an unrelated note, I have a crappy 366Mhz laptop with 32MB of RAM. I want it for my room upstairs of my machine, connected via the wireless to play MP3s and maybe some TV if it can hack it. Thus, it needs a better operating system than Windows (which won't even recognize that it has a wireless card). So far I have tried:

  • Suse Personal 9.1 (derided by #suse on EFnet as rubbish; 9.2 pro is being downloaded)
  • the latest copy of Ubuntu

And both have crashed during the install and proved resistant to debugging. Anybody got any recommendations for a better build of Linux, possibly better suited to low-spec machines and/or older hardware? C'mon, geeks, help me out here.

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