getting started

Smilie smilie at
Tue Feb 23 16:00:10 UTC 1999

to be honest with you, i know very little about unix.  you might want to 
email Mark or one of the other ta's.  they probably would be able to help 
you more than i could.    sorry.


> I'd like to buy a PC and run squeak and a free unix on it, probably linux.  
> 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 what
> kind of mouse to get, nor what sort of driver restrictions there are. I
> also don't know what sort of processor speed and RAM quantity would be
> appropriate for a Squeak developer.  Are there restrictions on the kind
> of video card?  Is there usefully better performance running squeak on
> standard intel hardware directly rather than having the squeak run on a
> unix running on the intel hardware?
>   Could someone please suggest a mouse and video card as well as minimal
> processor and memory?
>   Eric

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