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Old 05-19-2011, 12:05 AM   #16
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Maybe try Mageia Linux, it comes with KDE as default and a fork of Mandriva. I recently installed it on one of my grandkids HP AMD64 computer with 512mb of ram and don't run to many programs at once.
 
Old 05-22-2011, 11:10 AM   #17
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Will be opensuse a good choice if I use a lightweight desktop version like xfce?
 
Old 05-22-2011, 11:50 AM   #18
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Either zenwalk std or antiX (antiX-M11-486 or antiX-M11-686) will work, as suggestions.

EDIT: vlc may be pushing it too much, esp. playing DVDs

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Old 05-23-2011, 04:05 PM   #19
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Will be opensuse a good choice if I use a lightweight desktop version like xfce?
Personally, I'd be willing to give it a go!
 
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EDIT: vlc may be pushing it too much, esp. playing DVDs
VLC will run fine on any machine with 2.2 GHz and 512MB RAM, also DVD playback.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 02:41 AM   #21
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The newest release, M11, is a bit better than M8.5, all in good ways. I had a few issues with antiX the first time I tried it (8.5) but am sucessfully running and loving M11 on my laptop as we speak.
I tried antix and i didnt like its desktop.
 
Old 05-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #22
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Will be opensuse a good choice if I use a lightweight desktop version like xfce?
opensuse + xfce is a good choice.

The fact of the matter is, 512 MB of RAM is not enough to comfortably run KDE. I would advise that you try LXDE or XFCE.
 
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #23
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I tried antix and i didnt like its desktop.
I dont like IceWM (antix default desktop IIRC) much myself. Installing Xfce on antix should be easy.

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VLC will run fine on any machine with 2.2 GHz and 512MB RAM, also DVD playback.
Once you start getting up to 2.0GHz+ VLC should play most video files just fine, though it could still have problems running HD (720P+) content.

As long as its not HD content, VLC will run just fine on much lower specs than that. I've played a lot of Xvid/Divx .avi files with VLC on a P3-800.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 07:40 AM   #24
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opensuse + xfce is a good choice.

The fact of the matter is, 512 MB of RAM is not enough to comfortably run KDE. I would advise that you try LXDE or XFCE.
opensuse with xfce works gud in ma laptop...tnx all for ur response...arch and gentoo is also gud i thnk,as frm wat i read..but the installation fails for me...
 
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Good that you have it working, but please spell out your words, SMS speak is not allowed on this forum.
 
  


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