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Greetings Experts,

I need to acquire a compact-size machine to replicate a simple software application running under Red Hat Linux 9.0 --  I know that Linux 9 has a little age on it and was concerned that support for some of the newer hardware (i.e. video, network interface) might be an issue.  

I am sure that someone has blazed this trail before, and I was hoping for some guidance so that I can  avoid making a bad decision and associated waste of time & money.  Has anyone successfully used an HP Slimline PC in this particular setting? Would a different PC might be a better choice?  Using a different OS would have to be a last resort solution.

Thanks in advance for all responses !

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by:rindi
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Why not load a working OS on any PC with enough RAM, then install VmWare Server (free) and install RH9 as a VM inside VmWare? That way you would avoid any hardware with RH9 issues, you could move the installation elsewhere later too.

http://vmware.com
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I have not encountered VMWARE yet, but know what it is.  I would imagine the host machine would need to be rather beefy in order to run the primary OS, VMWARE, guest OS and user application all at the same time?  How much memory would you recommend?
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It depends on the Host OS you are going to use. A Linux host that is current, like fedora core something, would require approx. 512MB, RH9 should run fine with 256MB, but that can also depend on what Windowmanager you use, if any, so 768 should be enough. The same would apply to XP as host. For Vista as host you'd need 512MB more. Today's PC's are usually sold with 1GB Ram +, so that shouldn't be too big a problem.The CPU's are also powerful enough.
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Thanks for the advice -- I am going to proceed on my project using an HP Slimline PC.  If Red Hat 9.0 doesn't run as the main OS, I will try the VMWARE.
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your welcome. It probably will run, but maybe not all hardware will be usable, but that is often not required.
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