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Old 04-25-2005, 08:46 PM   #1
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Win98 like desktop enviroment?

Ok, I have a computer with 64MB of RAM, 501mHZ Celeron (Mendicino). Knowing that KDE and GNOME use oodles oodles of RAM, i would like to emulate a windows look and feel that will run on my computer.

Note: I'm not going to be using it, this is for other members of my family, so it better fool the newbies pretty well.
Old 04-25-2005, 08:56 PM   #2
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Have a look at IceWM. It's light, and kinda sorta '95ish. My guess is it's the next best thing after KDE to give a feel of that environment.
Old 04-25-2005, 09:27 PM   #3
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IceWM + theme or maybe fvwm95, IveWM would provide a more newbie-friendly environment though.
Old 04-25-2005, 09:45 PM   #4
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Also take a look at XFCE4


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