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Old 09-27-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
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Linux with 128RD RAM


Yes, my system is old. I'm using RedHat 9 now, but it runs a bit slowly and GAIM stopped working after i updated a few packages, but that's unrelated to the RAM.

Which distro would be smooth on my 128 RD RAM system?
 
Old 09-27-2005, 09:45 AM   #2
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I'd say it's not the distro that's so important than the window manager. If you run something besides KDE or Gnome then that will help.

As far as specific distros go, most people would probably suggest Debian, Slackware, Gentoo or maybe some others that are known for their speed that I can't think of right now.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
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RedHat 9 only has KDE or Gnome or X

Text base it? But i'm too n00b for that!
 
Old 09-27-2005, 09:54 AM   #4
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Sorry, I guess I should have been more specific. Here is an article that describes some other window managers and gives links.

http://software.newsforge.com/softwa.../1937231.shtml

There was a version of Fedora that came out that included XFCE, which is not mentioned in the above article.

Here's a site that has a whole bunch I never heard of:

http://xwinman.org/others.php
 
Old 09-27-2005, 11:43 AM   #5
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Amazing stuff. I'll probably use these even if i change a comp. Nice and clean and cheap (RAM wise).

But functionality wise, how is it? Having trouble connecting to FVWM's site.
 
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Smaller and faster window managers have less features. If you get used to them, they allow you to do everything you wish.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 03:28 AM   #7
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I also wouldn't suggest fvwm unless you have a lot of time on your hands to learn the config syntax.
 
  


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