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Old 03-04-2002, 09:37 AM   #1
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Minimum memry requirements


My friend has a laptop with 166Mhz processor and 32MB RAM. He wants to use for nothing other than playing mp3 files.

I want to give him Linux, but is there a nice window manager that will run on it with such low memory and speed?
 
Old 03-04-2002, 10:19 AM   #3
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hahaha... i love that response, acid. :-)

blackbox would def be the best choice for a low memory system. windowmaker is good too, but takes up a few more resources than BB.

just don't use gnome or kde... doubt they'd run very well.
 
Old 03-04-2002, 10:38 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help.

I will have to play around with Blackbox though, as at home I use KDE.
 
Old 03-04-2002, 10:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help.

I will have to play around with Blackbox though, as at home I use KDE.
gah, you're such a girl!!
 
Old 03-04-2002, 02:54 PM   #6
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Acid_kewpie wrote:
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gah, you're such a girl!!
Why thank you kind sir, for that wonderful compliment, hehehe

 
Old 03-04-2002, 04:42 PM   #7
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ShadowHacker, you should also try Fluxbox. It uses almost as little memory as blackbox but has some nice extra features that make things easier to use. Tabs for one.


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Ok, didn't feel like spelling the entire word.
 
Old 03-04-2002, 04:45 PM   #8
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what the hell is this supposed to mean?
 
Old 03-04-2002, 05:22 PM   #9
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it was a "FB" when i wrote it, i guess it messed up.
 
  


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