Over the next few weeks, I will show you how to take an old, slow computer and make it into a text-only Linux workstation with surprising capabilities, including document production, email, instant messaging, audio playback, USENET news, calendaring, and, yes, even web browsing.
Why would anyone want to build a text-only workstation? I don't know. Because we can! And besides, it's a great way to learn a bunch of command line stuff and that's why you're here, right?
So if you want to play along, find yourself a computer with a least the following:
- Pentium processor or above
- 64 MB or more of RAM
- 2 GB or larger hard disk
- PS/2 or USB mouse
- A PCI Network card (no ISA or wireless please)
Good luck and I will see you again soon!
Other installments in this series: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14