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Old 01-24-2002, 10:13 AM   #1
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well i finally got everything ready and i know have a nice and old p133 with 32mg's of ram and a 0.97 gig hd, just waiting for my install of slackware 8.0 yayyyyy it is my first time that i will be using linux lol, (watch slackware drive me insane)... anywyas my main question is should i run x-windows on such an old system? as i would really like to be able to surf the internet and go on irc with this old clunker... i know i could use lynx but text only browsing is pretty boring also i am going to be connecting to the net using a hub wich is connected to my modem... i have a 3com ethernet 10/100 card... any problems going to arrise from this?

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Old 01-24-2002, 01:36 PM   #2
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you should be able to run X but it will be slow.. you can try smaller desktop environments once loaded as KDE and GNOME are hogs, or can be. There are many alt's though, blackbox, windowmaker and I personally use XFce.. as its small and fast.
your ethernet you should be able to get working as well.

post if you have other ?'s or problems.

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Old 01-24-2002, 06:56 PM   #3
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xfce looks pretty nice and so does blackbox...

which one in your opinion would be easier to install? and would require less ressources?

thanks for answering my questions so promptly
 
Old 01-25-2002, 05:14 PM   #4
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go with black box, although i prefer window maker
window managers dont really eat up resources unless your using kde or gnome because they use internet-exploiter-like file managers.
(install gimp and make some kewl wallpaper, too! )

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Old 01-25-2002, 08:01 PM   #5
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Get more 32 Megs of RAM somehow, and go along with KDE.

I have a computer which is basically of the same category (a Cyrix 300 with a first generation PI motherboard), but with 64 Megs of RAM, and I find that everything is faster than it was in window$98.

As a browser I prefer Opera: it is nice, powerful and fast. (Previously I used Netscape 4.72: it was too slow, robust and unhandy).

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