NT4 & Linux

  KW2K 21:57 17 Jan 03
  KW2K 21:57 17 Jan 03

Hi everyone,
I'm doing a college course and have to answer the following questions, need some help!!Q1. Identify the specification for the following hardware to install a Linux version of Unix on a pc.(CPU, Memory, Disk Capicity, Peripherals . Q2. Identify the specification for the following hardware to install NT4 Server on a x86 pc. (CPU, Memory, Disk Type and Capacity, Peripherals inc Backup devices and printers). If anyone can help me out or point me to a helpfull web site, that would be great ! Thanks !

  woodchip 22:04 17 Jan 03

All I can tell you is you need a lot less power to run Linux than you do to run NT. A lot lower spec PC will run Linux Why not go to PCworld and have a look at the side of the box at the spec needed or check google

  Taran 00:36 18 Jan 03

From Microsoft at this link click here

System Requirements
Posted: September 18, 1998

Intel and compatible systems*

486/33 megahertz (MHz) or higher, or Pentium, or Pentium PRO processor.
125 megabyte (MB) of available hard disk space minimum.

RISC-based systems*
RISC processor compatible with Windows NT® Server version 4.0

160 MB of available hard disk space

16 MB of memory (RAM)

CD-ROM drive

VGA,Super VGA, or video graphics adapter compatible with Windows NT Server4.0

* See your reseller for a list of compatible systems and peripherals.

Note: The retail version of Windows NT Server 4.0 supports up to four microprocessors out of the box. Support for up to 32 processors is available from your hardware vendor.

Networking options
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 works with the following:

Microsoft LAN Manager
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups operating system
IBMSNA networks
The Internet
Novell NetWare
Remote Access Services by way of ISDN, X.25, and standard phone lines
TCP/IP networks
Clients supported

Windows 3.x operating system
Windows for Workgroups
Windows 95 operating system
Windows 98 operating system
Windows NT Workstation
Apple Macintosh
MS-DOS® operating system
UNIX (Requires ODBC [Open Database Connectivity] client software from VisigenicSoftware, San Mateo, California.)
Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack System Requirements
To run Internet Information Server 4.0 (IIS), or any of the features on the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack on Windows NT Server 4.0, or Windows NT Workstation 4.0, you will need to have installed both Windows NT Service Pack 3 or Service Pack 4 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01. Additional requirements vary according to your operating system.

Intel and compatible systems**

486/66 MHz processor or higher
32 MB of RAM or higher
50 MB of available hard-disk space for Windows NT Server
40 MB of available hard-disk space for Windows NT Workstation
RISC-Based Systems **

150 MHz Alpha processor or higher
32 MB of RAM or higher
50 MB of available hard-disk space for Windows NT Server
40 MB of available hard-disk space for Windows NT Workstation
Microsoft Windows 95-based systems

486/33 MHz processor or higher
16 MB of RAM
40 MB of available hard-disk space
Actual requirements will vary according to your system configuration and the features you choose to install. IIS 4.0 and Personal Web Server 4.0 require one of the following operating systems:

Windows NT Server 4.0
Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Windows 95
Windows 98

Linux is a different kettle of fish entirely. Depending on which distribution you want to run (some are leaner than others, demanding less in terms of available resources) you can get away with far less hardware and still enjoy a rapid system.

Check out this link click here where you can read the following:

Supported PC-based CPUs include:
Intel/AMD/Cyrix 386SX/DX/SL/DXL/SLC
Intel/AMD/Cyrix 486SX/DX/SL/SX2/DX2/DX4
AMD K5, K6, K6-2, K6-3 and K7/Athlon
Cyrix 6x86, 6x86MX
Intel Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II (including the Celeron series) the and Pentium III
IDT WinChip C6
Symmetrical Multiprocessing (multiple CPUs)

Supported non-PC based platforms include:
Digital Alpha

From the Red Hat Linux site:

Red Hat Linux 7.1:

Processor — Any x86 processor (minimum required); Intel Pentium or AMD-K6 (minimum recommended).

RAM — 32 MB RAM (minimum required); 64 MB RAM (minimum recommended).

Hard Drive Free Space — 650 MB (minimum required); 1.5 GB (minimum required for Workstation-class installation with GNOME and KDE; 1.2 GB with only one); 1.2 GB (minimum required for Server-class installation); 1.5 GB (minimum required for Laptop-class installation with GNOME and KDE; 1.2 GB with only one); 2.4 GB (minimum required for Custom-class installation if every package is selected); 1.2 GB (minimum required to use automatic partitioning); 3 GB (minimum recommended to allow space for updates and additional software).

Try Google and type in minimum system requirements along with either Linux or Windows NT4 Server...

  KW2K 13:54 18 Jan 03

Taran, Just what I was looking for ! Your a star !! Cheers!

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