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Review of Ubuntu 7.04 Server on Old Hardware

Don't try this at home, kids; Ubuntu on: CPU: AMD K6-2 450MHz , RAM: 128MB, HDD: 4.3GB , Other: 3dfx Banshee graphics, Unbranded 10/100 ethernet card, Goldstar 4x CDRW
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I ran into problems, but only due to the prehistoric age of the hardware I was testing on, and they were easily solved with minimal net searching. The install CD's Rescue mode turned out to be very impressive, so I'm glad I had a chance to try it out. I would not hesitate to use it on a misbehaving system. There are a lot of people who hire a VPS for web development and testing. An 128MB/4GB unmanaged VPS starts from around $120 per year, so pressing the K6-2 dinosaur into service was a worthwhile project, despite the trouble along the way.

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