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Originally posted by petrus4
reply to post by Advantage
If you don't mind the extra size, I'd recommend a laptop with vim or Emacs. The files at textfiles.com are just that; plain text. I could see that format appealing a lot more to Survivalists during a SHTF scenario, due to the fact that, because they're the oldest and simplest type in existence, they also have the least dependencies, in terms of more complicated programs like acrobat being needed to read them.
One of the main things that got me interested in the UNIX operating system, was wanting to know of a system that could run on an old or very low powered computer, in the event that I needed to run in a scenario where I had minimal power available.
It's still possible to run BSD UNIX on anything from a 486 up, and the files from textfiles.com would be readable on it, too. That means that anything you're able to pull out of a dumpster, as long as the hardware still works, could run that operating system. It might not be Windows, but you could still have Internet access with it.
www.freebsd.org... if you're interested. There is documentation there as well, in the form of the Handbook.
Originally posted by Advantage
People here many times think that they can run around with a 60 LB pack with netbooks and extra batteries and etc... and live in the woods. Going to be a hell of a lot of dead "survivalists" carrying around texts that have noting to do with actual survival but it was neat to DL army manuals