Debian 7 or 8 on 512MB RAM

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Re: Debian 7 or 8 on 512MB RAM

Postby Lysander » 2017-08-08 08:00

RU55EL wrote:Hey, while Gentoo is not the easiest OS to install, it is very configurable - meaning that you could build the OS with what you need and just what you need. A good thing if you only have 512MB RAM, and lots of spare time to configure the build.


Maybe we should just reply to every thread with "install Gentoo".
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Re: Debian 7 or 8 on 512MB RAM

Postby crowley213 » 2017-08-26 10:33

im using debian 7 and it works fine.
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Re: Debian 7 or 8 on 512MB RAM

Postby DebbyIan » 2017-09-06 10:17

I would suggest also stripping the kernel to a bare minimum.
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Re: Debian 7 or 8 on 512MB RAM

Postby RU55EL » 2017-09-06 22:47

Lysander wrote:
RU55EL wrote:Hey, while Gentoo is not the easiest OS to install, it is very configurable - meaning that you could build the OS with what you need and just what you need. A good thing if you only have 512MB RAM, and lots of spare time to configure the build.


Maybe we should just reply to every thread with "install Gentoo".


Maybe we should not reply to every thread?
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Re: Debian 7 or 8 on 512MB RAM

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-09-07 05:34

debiman wrote:if you install debian without a graphical desktop (as it should be on a server), i don't think it makes a lot of difference which version you install.

I would respectfully disagree :)

The newest version of the Debian stable release includes all the latest upstream bug fixes (rather than patches applied by the Security Team) and Debian stretch now offers significant protection against ROP attacks [1] and is thus _much_ more secure than previous releases.
"Yes Linus, our patches are such garbage the KSPP can't manage to do anything other than copy+paste from them, and you're slowly merging them (along with our registered copyrights). How do our table scraps taste?" — Brad Spengler, grsecurity
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