AS performance on a P166

Christopher Mark Conn (
Thu, 28 Sep 2000 23:39:17 +0000 (Local time zone must be set--see zic manual page)

Hi AfterSteppers

I have a Compaq Deskpro P166 with 80MB RAM that
I want to use as a FreeBSD gateway.

It's main job is going to be as a firewall and
DSL gateway for my other two machines (one
running Win98 and one dual-boot Win98/Linux.

I'd like to use AfterStep for a window manager
and I'm wondering how it will do with this setup.
I've run it before on a PII under FreeBSD and it
was wonderful but this is my first experience with
an 'older' machine (it must be 4 years old :-).

I'm not planning on doing any heavy development
on it (and no GNOME), mainly I just want to use
it to surf the web a little and read my mail with
VM (under GNU Emacs). Given this CPU and memory
do you think the performance will be good?

Thanks for any advice!

Chris Conn
Leander, Texas

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