Vegard Lundby Rekaa wrote:
| Good to here it works...
| Thanks for the tips,
|>I've got debian woody running on an old Packard Bell P100, a 6 GB HD,
|>64Mb RAM; so I guess its possible.
|>I got both Gnome and KDE desktops running on it. I'm trying to upgrade
|>to Sarge but am having trouble getting X installed.
|>Otherwise I'm quite happy with it. My 2 cents avoid a full blown desktop
|>and use just windowmaker or blackbox (they seemed to be the most
|>responsive on my system.)
|>If you do use a desktop Gnome "seemed" to run faster than KDE - for some
Sarge here on 700 MHz Intel, 256MB RAM and 40GB hdd split 50-50 windows
ME and Linux. Runs KDE and GNOME well enough I guess. It's a friends
system. He was crying the blues one day about the BSOD that shows up
all too often in ME and I talked him into setting up dual-boot. Every
day that goes by he moves more and more to the Linux side of the
Not all that long ago I had a P-100 with 2GB and 32MB RAM. KDE and
GNOME out of the question, but even with the limited RAM on that system
I was able to run ICEWM and XFCE very well. With 64MB you should be
able to run XFCE-4 on Sarge and have a very enjoyable experience. For
those times I find it necessary to run X for installing something as
root I run XFCE. I just like the 'lean and mean' feel of it I guess. :)
If you install ICEWM you might also wish to install the IceME (Menu
Editor) and the IcePref (Preferences Editor) as that will make your life
much simpler. Both XFCE and IceWM can have the KDE and GNOME apps as
part of their menus as well so you aren't really 'losing' anything
except maybe a bit of 'bloat' :)
Speaking of 'lean and mean' you might also wish to consider taking a
look at Vector Linux. <http://www.vectorlinux.com> . I ran that for
quite a while and was very happy with it. It's based on Slackware but
Robert and the guys have done a wonderful job of 'taming' Slackware and
making a 'user-friendly' distro that is full-featured yet still fits on
a single CD. The wonderful thing about Linux is the choice.
I really like Debian. If I didn't I wouldn't run it. But sometimes you
have to 'fight it' to get it to do things your way. Like forcing
something 'on hold' that it wants to 'un-install' even though you know
you need it. I have tried a lot of different distro's. Just to see how
things worked. For me that's really a lot of fun. Others might not feel
the same way about that though.
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