Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jan 2006 16:50 UTC, submitted by Dr. No
Windows This is already a fairly old article, but I'm pretty confident it never made OSNews' front page. In this article, the author proves that Windows XP can be installed, and 'run', on processors with as little as 8MHz. "The target of this project was to find the weakest system where you can run Windows XP. Keep in mind, that Microsoft official requirements are a CPU with 233 MHz an 64 MB of RAM. But that had to be beaten!"
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RE: Amazing
by sagum on Sat 28th Jan 2006 19:42 UTC in reply to "Amazing"
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2006-01-23

Boggles the mind, but I'm sure you could get Linux working on a 1 MHz comp.... LOL

Maybe I should go fetch my 45MHz comp and start underclocking.... ;)


A few years ago I was still using a 386 sx/25mhz with 16mb ram as a file server. It was using linux to share files to windows machines over samba. It would use the full 15gb drive and beable to use it without any problems, although the BIOS would only see drives up to 500mb. I had to manually enter the drive settings.

I'd run the machine headless, and just ssh into it when needed, useful when downloading files overnight as the machine wouldn't use too much power and was very quiet.

I've since moved to a bigger 233mhz (fanless) machine with 256mb ram due to the 386 motherboard only having one ide port and the case not having enough space for the amount of harddisks i wanted to use.

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