So this ancient gateway that I pulled out of the basement, that hasn't been touched in years and I'm 90% certain is older than me, still has the right time/date, almost five years later
@devosmium thank you for your silent, continued service, gateway
@anna it's having trouble launching the Mint XFCE installer. Any ideas for low-intensity Linux distributions for it?
@devosmium gosh I'm not as much of an expert in like, network equipment distros, maybe alpine?
@anna it's not for network equipment, but I'll take a look! Thanks
@devosmium oh like it's a gateway brand, not a network gateway
but yeah alpine is made to run even embedded, you might be able to roll your own thing with gentoo but you would extremely want to be set up with distcc or otherwise have a way to compile everything elsewhere
@anna here's a pic of the old thing, still chugging along (kinda)
@anna I'm not even sure what I want to use it for tbh. It was more of a "can I make this work again" thing
@anna So alpine wasn't liking my graphics thingy, so I tried manjaro XFCE and that's working well. I'm about 3/4 through the install process
@anna I left the actual install running overnight, it went well. Runs much better than I thought it would
@devosmium ive heard good things about manjaro
@anna I use it on my actual laptop (Cinnamon, not XFCE), and I think it works much better than stock Arch, especially since it includes display drivers and networking.
@devosmium i'd probably use arch if our dark lady's one true and beautiful gnu/linux gentoo didn't exist
@anna I haven't really looked at gentoo, what would you say are its biggest strengths?
@devosmium you actually learn how it works and build your own distro, customized for your hardware and what you're trying to do
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