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[ale] desktops for older machines





I have Slackware 3.0 around here and older versions that can be loaded that will run quite nice on those older machines.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Kinney [mailto:jkinney at localnetsolutions.com]
To: ale at ale.org
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 4:36 PM
To: Rod Young
Cc: Fulton Green; ale at ale.org
Subject: Re: [ale] desktops for older machines



With 16 Mram, I have quite successfully run X on a P90 laptop using fvwm2.
Gnome and KDE are way too heavy, so don't try. twm may be ugly, but it
gives the best performance since it has _no_ decoration.


I have not run Xfce yet. But I have seen that it is stable and
lightweight.


On Thu, 10 May 2001, Rod Young wrote:


> My question is on 16 & 32 meg ram class machines. Maybe 8 on some of the
> 486 machines. But most of the machines are p1 or P2 but we only have one
> machine 64 megs or above.
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>
> On 05/10/2001, 12:50:13 PM, Fulton Green <ale at FultonGreen.com> wrote
> regarding Re: [ale] desktops for older machines:
>
>
> > At home, I use a 233 MHz Pentium MMX-based notebook. It originally had 32
> MB
> > in it. Did great until I started using Mozilla under Red Hat 6.2. So I
> > upgraded to 64 MB. Did fine until RH 7.0 (2.4 kernel and XFree86 4.0). So
> > now I'm at 128 MB RAM and doing OK, for now. Coincidentally, Microsoft is
> > now defining "Windows XP-ready" machines as those that can currently run
> > WinMe or Win2K ... and have 128 MB.
>
> > On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 11:10:19AM -0400, Dan Newcombe wrote:
> > > On Thu, 10 May 2001, Thompson Freeman wrote:
> > > > Several years ago, I ran a 486/33Mhz machine under X with (?? fvwm ??) as
> > > > the window manager. Once I had enough memory in it, it ran fine. My
> 386/16
> > > > Mhz machine was another situation 8-).
> > >
> > > Many moons ago, it was X on my 386/33 with 4M ram.?? I remember going to a
> > > computer show in Albany, NY and buying 4 more megs (for $120) and the
> > > performance was through the roof after that.
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