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Old 09-26-2004, 08:25 PM   #1
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Old Distros with things like KDE

Do any of the old distros have things like GNOME and KDE around? Or was it just konsole?

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yes, gnome and kde date back pretty far. of course, old versions of kde and gnome arent going to look anything like they do now.
Old 09-26-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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Gnome and KDE have been around for use since about the spring of 1999 . Before that there were still window managers such as twm and fvwm. You would have to go way back for console only (if there was a distro release without X)..

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Old 09-26-2004, 08:44 PM   #4
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judging from your other posts though Astrotrain, it doesn't seem like you should run either kde or gnome on the hardware you plan to use linux on.
Old 09-27-2004, 03:42 AM   #5
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I used KDE from the early beta days and I don't think I ever used it on anything less that a P120 with 32meg ram (which was not enough) It was better on 48meg...

I can run current version of KDE, with some tweaks, on much the same hardware, ie a P150 I have going at the moment with mkd9.2 and KDE... Well, it was a P150 but I stuck a P200mmx in it clocked at 188 at the moment...

Anything less than a P120 is going to be struggling with KDE not matter what you do and I would not like chances of running KDE on even a P120 with 32meg... If you are talking less, forget it and look for a lighter system.


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