The manufacturer recommendfs RH9 (ugh) and many of the google search hits come up with comments from 2006/7 which detail xorg problems with the AMD video driver and I'm hoping someone here has had recent experience. I have two questions:
Which Linux distribution (I'm going use gtk/boost/wxwidgets/cairo)
- My project is going to be a GUI which is moderately performance oriented, so is there any value in going minimal with the entire distro, given that the CPU is 500mhz? I'm thinking that if I can use some manifestation of Ubuntu or some other popular distro with rich repositories, that would probably work out the best for me.
Is there a way to simulate the CPU & chipset in a virtual environment (VMWare/VBox etc) so that I don't have to cross compile? I know its x86, so I'm assuming simply compiling on any < i686 arch will work, but I'm sure there are some performance optimizations done per architecture.