lex at cc.gatech.edu
Tue Feb 23 19:33:30 UTC 1999
Eric Ryan <lion at serv.net> wrote:
> I'd like to buy a PC and run squeak and a free unix on it, probably
> I know that I should get a 3 button mouse becuase I *don't* want to be
> pressing the control button to do simple gui things. I don't know
> kind of mouse to get, nor what sort of driver restrictions there are.
> also don't know what sort of processor speed and RAM quantity would be
> appropriate for a Squeak developer. Are there restrictions on the
> of video card? Is there usefully better performance running squeak on
> standard intel hardware directly rather than having the squeak run on
> unix running on the intel hardware?
> Could someone please suggest a mouse and video card as well as
> processor and memory?
Squeak will be fine with just about anything you can buy in the stores
today. Here's a stab at some comfortable, inexpensive "minimums" -- you
can do with less, but these are really cheap and will definately be
- Pentium 166
- 32 MB of RAM
- a video card that does 800x600 with 64k colors
- a three button mouse
So why do people bother to sell all these expensive computers in the
store? That would be games, games, and games.
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