Cargo is a basic desktop used essentially as a terminal. It has
a 500MHz Celeron processor, 64MB memory (upgrade to 320MB), 10GB of
The base install (22 March 2004) was with the beta3 Debian Installer,
booting from floppy, then using a USB Flash disk. Automatic partition
of the disk was accepted (single partition).
With only 64MB of memory the machine ran quite slowly. Another 256MB
was purchased (SDRAM, $120) and the machine was able to cope with
multiple XWindows and more.
After 18 months the power supply died. This was replaced ($45 5
January 2006) and the machine continues as a backup in the family home
when no other machine is available! Works quite reasonably with one
user running Gnome.
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