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Old 11-20-2004, 04:09 PM   #16
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Slack-where?
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yah, it can be. . .

Maybe you should try fluxbox or windowmaker for your desktop?
Old 11-20-2004, 04:16 PM   #17
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Location: Front of PC
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Originally posted by cyto
Slackware rules!!! Got for it.
Lots of slackware supporters here I see.

Sounds good. I myself use Mandrake 10.0.
Old 11-20-2004, 04:20 PM   #18
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Ultima, Blag, KateOS, PCLinuxOS, Frugalware
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I think KDE is always going to be slow on 333Mhz, there is just no way around it no matter what distro you use. But maybe you could improve things a bit by trying prelinking... more info for example here:
I know prelinking is one of the tricks that Yoper uses to good effect. Unfortunately I don't think Yoper would install on your machine, since it is meant for i686 architecture.

Last edited by ferrix; 11-20-2004 at 04:23 PM.
Old 11-20-2004, 04:30 PM   #19
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Location: Hermon, ME
Distribution: slackware
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Slackware but DO NOT use kde or gnome. Use fluxbox, icewm or fvwm. Anything but one of those two bloated peices of software. No matter what distro you run those will be slow as hell.
Old 11-20-2004, 08:40 PM   #20
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I think KDE is always going to be slow on 333Mhz,
I've seen KDE 1.1 on 133Mhz run fast. So there.

But it's really old. I say, find Slack 8.0, with KDE 2.1. Kind of a middle point.

Or, use 10.0 with XFce.
Old 11-21-2004, 04:46 PM   #21
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: London
Distribution: FreeBSD 6.0, Freebsd 5.3, Freebsd 4.10, SuSE 9.2 pro, Slackware 10.1, FreeBSD 5.4 RC3
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Good choice!!!
Old 11-22-2004, 05:13 AM   #22
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IceWM is really good. Try it. If you're Unix litterate, you may also like XFCE.

Old 11-22-2004, 05:29 AM   #23
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: San Diego
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I run Slackware 9.1 with KDE 3.2.3 on my Compaq K6-2 400mhz. It gets slow at times (I treat it like I treat my pm1.3ghz laptop), but usually it's OK. If KDE is too slow, go for Window Maker or XFCE, although I didn't get into XFCE that much.


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