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Old 07-01-2004, 03:10 AM   #1
EliteTurk
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Gentoo and Xfce on laptop


I was given an older toshiba laptop a few days ago with no operating system on it. It's a P266MMX with 32megs of EDO ram. I was thinking about putting Gentoo on it with xfce. I was wondering if anyone thinks that it will work? I know that Gnome and KDE are too heavy for this laptop, but I thought maybe gentoo and xfce might be lightweight enough to get some functionality out of it. I may be able to get a hole of some more ram for it but even then I can only boost it up to 96MB total. Any ideas on some other distros with lightweight gui's that may work if gentoo doesn't? I'm dloading gentoo as I write this so I will be trying it soon. Thanks for any input.

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Old 07-01-2004, 03:29 AM   #2
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It should be ok, however since Gentoo is source based distro ie you compile packages from source yourself(unless you're planning to do a GRP install and don't want updates) it may not be so good for a p266mmx.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 05:25 AM   #3
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You can use pre-compiled binary packages as well.

I would probably use one of the *box window managers. My current favourite is OpenBox - fast, clean and simple.


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