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Old 07-24-2004, 06:09 PM   #1
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What is the most lightweight desktop


i'm trying to install linux on a pentium mmx 165mhz processor with 32mb's or ram. What linux gui should i go with that won't use up too many resources like kde and gnome? I'm looking for the gui that will take up the least amount of resources.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:16 PM   #2
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I'd screw the GUI and just go with a console. Even fluxbox is gonna be dog slow on a rig like that.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:30 PM   #3
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Blackbox will do fine on your machine.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 09:24 PM   #4
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yes, go with a WM and not a full desktop, but don't go with icewm, to me it runs a lot slower (i used a Pentium pro mmx 233MHz 64MB ram ), go with something nice and lite

blackbox should diffidently do fine, anything that isn't to fancy (it shouldn't use the shape extension (gives windows the ability to be a different shape other then a rectangle, enlightenment uses it a lot, so no enlightenment)
 
Old 07-26-2004, 05:47 PM   #5
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I run blackbox on an old 75mhz 8mb laptop and it runs pretty good. (Slack 7.1 w busybox)
 
  


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