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Old 12-16-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Fedora with XFCE on old laptop


Hello,

I would like to install Fedora on an old laptop.

I have seen on Fedora website that the minimal requirements are PC Compatible Intel 64 bits and 1 Gb memory (RAM). And the laptop is 32 bits and only 500 Mb of memory.

As XFCE is design to be lightweight, I was wondering if these requirements also apply for XFCE?
Have some of you been able to have a working Fedora with XFCE with a lower configuration?
Or maybe you know a distribution in the Red Hat family that can work with a smaller configuration?

Thanks in advance for your answers.
 
Old 12-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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just how old is this laptop ?
fedora is VERY Gnome centric even with xfce or lxde or e17 or KDE4 some of Gnome will be installed

"The Gimp" will need some of gnome installed
and any other gtk ui program will also

1 gig ram as the BARE MIN.
fedora will "run"
but it really depends on how you define that

i use Mozilla seamonkey and it uses a bit more ram then Firefox ( a little bit more )
as i type seamonkey is using 260 meg ram
and kde on opensuse is using a total of 2.1 gig ram as i type

please post your specifications
ram
cpu
graphics chip ( if it has one)
make and model of the laptop
 
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If possible I'd be sure to select the 32 bit version for both.
 
Old 12-17-2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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I do not have the laptop here with me but I know it's quite old. So I will forget fedora for it.
Thanks for the quick answers by the way.
 
  


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