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Old 03-24-2006, 10:05 AM   #1
emz
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Question small / mini distro for me ?


hi,
i am looking for the small / mini distro for me, for my necessaries, such as:
1- office writings (ooo, or abi; due to supporting multilingual processing)
2- mplayer (for playing audio cd, dvd, vcd and mp3)
3- instant messaging (may be Gaim, or text-based)
4- KEYBOARD LAYOUT swich acceptable (to be able to write papers in english, turkish, arabic/persian)
5- Gnome ui preffered (for not looking like windows)

the question is:
is there a distro that will run on my laptop wich specs is 20 GB hdd, 386 MB RAM, 16 MB video ram, 1.1 Ghz ?

i am using now ubuntu 5.04, but ist slow.
i am tried dsl, but i did not able to arrange the keyboard layout for me.
also, i tried xfce with my ubuntu, but , did not able to perform the keyboard layout to write in both turkish and arabic...

and i don t know , if i install the dsl, or deadcd then can i be able to install the ooo on that distro, and be able to be arrang the keyboad modifications, or no, i don t know...

hope that i shall find the right way.

mektub@tut.by

Last edited by emz; 03-24-2006 at 10:14 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2006, 12:19 PM   #2
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Ever thought of trying Fluxbox?? I use it and it is an EXTREMELY light windows manager. As far as your keyboard layout issues I thought keyboard layouts were a function of the linux distribution installed and not the windows manager itself. With fluxbox switching keyboard layouts can be made simple via shortcuts. See here. I hope this helps!
 
Old 03-27-2006, 03:40 AM   #3
emz
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Lightbulb is that do mean...

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I use it and it is an EXTREMELY light windows manager. As far as your keyboard layout issues I thought keyboard layouts were a function of the linux distribution installed and not the windows manager itself. With fluxbox switching keyboard layouts can be made simple via shortcuts.
is that do mean that, i can uninstall gnome and instead of it install fluxbox? and in this way, i'll change ONLY my desktop visuality without touching to my other stuff , especially keyboard layouts wich i configured on my ubuntu?
thank you for reply
 
  


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