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Old 05-01-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 05-01-2009, 06:14 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 06:41 PM   #3
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You can select XFCE4 as your desktop environment during the installation.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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Is XFCE4 included with a liveCD download of openSUSE? Do you know how well it works? (Thanks for the replies)
 
Old 05-02-2009, 04:48 AM   #5
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In the Live CD Versions you have two options KDE or GNOME
You have to install later or use the install DVD
 
Old 05-02-2009, 07:38 PM   #6
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It's the DVD...

http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version

Notice the torrents.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 09:29 PM   #7
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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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