"Backward compatability" is a good subject here since i have been saying a long while that Linux does not need alot of resources (ram/cpu) in order to run a "modern" looking OS. My understanding is that the kernel is a rolling upgrade, and gets larger over time. So, can i use a newer kernel with an older machine such as P2/K5 CPU if i bump up the memory to 512mb? Or, would it be better to install an older version of Vector that has an older kernel? I know I'm trying to shove a nickel in a dime slot here, but reason is, i have some older desktops that can be given/donated to Mexico and a couple laptops in the p3 600 range w/256mb memory.
Of course i wonder "if" i would be able to get the wireless to work on those older laptops as well, but maybe the newer kernel will help with that if it does not break the rest of the machine.
#2= is there a kernel cutoff point where support for 2CPU(core?) and/or 4CPU "is" supported. And, will a newer 32-bit kernel work on a laptop that says it is a 64-bit laptop?
#3= has to with Spanish but will post it in the Lang. Department if there is one.
*THANX FOR THE INFO. mike