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The Other Guy 05-01-2009 07:00 PM

Installing openSUSE on an older computer
 
I'm looking to upgrade from my older Ubuntu release, and I heard that openSUSE is a good distro. My concern is how well openSUSE 11.1 might run on my older computer, which ran a little slowly on Ubuntu 7.04. The computer I'm using has about 300 MB of RAM, so I get the feeling that a standard installation of KDE or GNOME might be too much for it. Does someone have a recommendation for this situation?

BruceCadieux 05-01-2009 07:14 PM

I don't think it is a distribution problem but more related to the desktop environment you choose to use.

You may wish to try using xfce, or another light weight GUI.

jschiwal 05-01-2009 07:41 PM

You can select XFCE4 as your desktop environment during the installation.

The Other Guy 05-01-2009 08:07 PM

Is XFCE4 included with a liveCD download of openSUSE? Do you know how well it works? (Thanks for the replies)

ronlau9 05-02-2009 05:48 AM

In the Live CD Versions you have two options KDE or GNOME
You have to install later or use the install DVD

thorkelljarl 05-02-2009 08:38 PM

It's the DVD...

http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version

Notice the torrents.

ronlau9 05-02-2009 10:29 PM

If you have the DVD during installation , you can choice with programs to install and with GUI
You have to do that at the moment opensuse comes with a install proposal


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