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Old 12-12-2002, 06:16 PM   #1
waddah
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Best desktop environment for a 120mhz?


Well, since my intel 120mhz was collecting dust, i've installed in it Redhat 7.3, just for the fun of it. As you may know, KDE(3) is too heavy: it works, but really REALLY SLOWLY. I've been wondering wich desktop environment is the best to run under the damn old PC. I mean a good and complete one, at least as complete as possible, maybe fluxbox? blackbox? or even gnome?

Specs:
Intel Pentium 120Mhz
64Mb SDRAM
2,1Gb Maxtor HD
2,5 (can't remember the brand) HD
ATI Rage Mach II
Soundblaster AWE 32
 
Old 12-12-2002, 06:18 PM   #2
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I'd say GNOME or KDE 2.x (dare I say even 1.x).
 
Old 12-12-2002, 07:25 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ, Waddah.

Sewer_monkey, are you serious? I would have suggested something much more lightweight than either of those two, unless it has a silly amount of RAM, which it doesn't.

I would say that Black/FluxBox are probably good choices for something such as this.

Good luck.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 04:53 PM   #4
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blackbox, blackbox, and blackbox are your 3 best choices.
the other choice is trashbox.

you can get good performance with that and probably
opera6 for web browsing.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 04:57 PM   #5
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I suggest Window Maker.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 07:31 PM   #6
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i would sugget fluxbox, at least in my computer is the fastest one
it will load completly in about three seconds, and it very comfortable to use with the new tabs
 
  


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