I'm sorry if i'm not explaining myself sufficently.
I have a spare W 98 se licence from a retired PC. It suffered multiple
failures when involved in an automobile accident. I still have the disks
though and will be using them.
W 98 se WILL be my primary OS. a) I have a licence b) I'm familiar with W 98
se and the issue is getting the best HARDWARE for FGv099. c) I don't want to
have to learn a new OS at the moment. Learning to fly a helicopter is far
I have a limited amount of money for this new platform.
Yes, 80Gbyte is not 2x the price of a 40gbyte, but the extra 25% is money
that I could spend on Video RAM etc.
Yes, P3 is ancient, but is it sufficient ? I want to be able to run FGv099
at 30-60fps under 99% of scenarios, will a 1Ghz P3 do it?
I suspect that stressing this to my PC builder will remove the same "but if"
factor from their build.
IE I have $NZ700. This is the minimum spec.....any left over money will be
spent of these items in this order: Video processor, Video ram, CPU
processor, System RAM, HDD speed, HDD size
>From: Vassilii Khachaturov <vassilii@...>
>Subject: Re: [Flightgear-users] Optimum Hardware Platform.
>Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:55:44 +0200 (IST)
> > > what brand of Linux?... I looked at a copy of Redhat Linux in the
> > > computer shop and it cost $NZ129.
>I would recommend Debian due to the ease of installation of the NV
>accelerated drivers there (with the module-assistant utility),
>from what I used it is the most user-friendly in the context
>of FlightGear development/use (compared to Mandrake/Redhat/Fedora/Gentoo).
>Gentoo is the best wrt flexibility, but if you want to start with smth
>quickly w/o too much effort, it's not for you. No experience with SUSE
>recent distros administration here, as you see in the above list :)
>You can download and install Linux for free, absolutely legally.
>However, some of the stores sell some linux distributions bundled
>with support packages (e.g., some company guarantees you support of the
>computer installation through the 1st month). I've got no experience
>with this option myself.
>Drive sharing for a local network windows users is going to be easy, just
>install the samba-server package and follow the docs. There will be some
>learning for sure, but since most of the developers are using Linux,
>you'll have better support chances. Also, there are excellent mailing
>list/irc support from virtually all the distributions' community.
> > Since you are going to build a computer specifically for FlightGear, I
> > definitely explore the linux option.
>Seconded. Also, if you are totally lost where to look for help, ask
>here on the flightgear-users and people will probably either help
>right away or direct you to a more appropriate resource.
>Finally, if somebody is BUILDING a custom workstation for you, try
>asking them if they've got a Linux installation to put on it. Most
>hardware folks I know will pre-install linux on your computer at
>no extra cost. Furthermore, if you say you want linux compatibility
>right away, this will ensure all the hardware is supported if whoever
>is building you the workstation has got even minimal Linux experience.
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