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Old 06-16-2008, 06:32 AM   #1
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Post A lighter linux environment.


One more question any one can give me details of lighter linux environment which will suit for my pc which is having 1Gb Ram,intel pentium core 2Duo 2.33ghz and 160Gb hard disck.
Im very eager to know the details.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 06:58 AM   #2
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IMO, you have got enough resources to run any distro of your choice without affecting the performance.
And lighter environment in sense?
Dont want to use Gnome or KDE?
Try XFCE or Enlightenment.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 07:55 AM   #3
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The only thing you might want is to add more memory. Any Linux distro & desktop environment should work fine without it, but adding ram would improve performance.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:18 AM   #4
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I am running Ubuntu Gutsy dual boot with Mandriva 2008 on Dell Optiplex with same hardware with 80G of hard drive space and I am quite happy with the performance and best part is Compiz is active as well.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 09:14 AM   #5
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One more question any one can give me details of lighter linux environment which will suit for my pc which is having 1Gb Ram,intel pentium core 2Duo 2.33ghz and 160Gb hard disck.
Im very eager to know the details.
That specs are fine to run any linux flavor. That'll make an excellent linux machine even if you are an eye candy lover (provided your graphics card is in par with the rest of the specs).

In any case, if you want to check first, most distros have a livecd version available, so you can download them and try them without installing to make sure that you are going to like it.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 11:46 AM   #6
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If XFCE (the fat rat) is not light enough, try fluxbox or icewm. You may also want to start with a distro that is lighter or can be installed to be lighter.
 
  


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