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Old 05-13-2003, 08:23 PM   #1
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An old machine


Hello, i have installed linux on an old machine instead of an old windows version. Now my problem is that this machine is very slow performance with KDE open and so i am looking for a set of softwares that can be used from the console without GUI.
I need an IRC client, an audio CD player and an mp3 player. Also i am looking for a GUI very very light for use OpenOffice. What can you advise to me???
 
Old 05-13-2003, 08:35 PM   #2
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IRC
BitchX comes with Slack

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audio CD
Workbone comes with Slack

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GUI very very light for use OpenOffice
IceWM, Black-, Flux-, OpenBox ... but you still
won't like OO if you can't stand KDE on that box :)

For other Linux-flavours check your CD's for
the names mentioned above ;0

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Old 05-14-2003, 07:01 PM   #3
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Ho ho thanks , azzz KDE is very very slow performances on this machine, if i do not use Open Office are there other softwares lighter for open .xls and .doc files??? I need it for work.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 08:02 PM   #4
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.doc files???
I think Abiword does .doc files. Don't use it a lot so I don't know how well.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 08:33 PM   #5
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That would be gnumeric or abs for Excel ...

Cheers,
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Old 05-15-2003, 01:47 AM   #6
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Thanks, i'll try
 
Old 05-15-2003, 01:53 AM   #7
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You didn't ask, but you may want to try Dillo as a browser, very fast on even older machines.

Doesn't do frames well, but does present you with the workaround solution automagically when it finds a framed page.

Steve
 
  


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