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Re: [SLUG] asking for Advice
- To: John Zantey <johnzantey@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] asking for Advice
- From: Thom May <thom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Jul 24 17:17:01 2001
- Cc: SLUG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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I had Gnome 1.4 running on a P166 with 32Mb Ram (yes, including
nautilus :P) and while it wasn't exactly the fastest thing on
the planet, it was highly useable.
(Don't even bother with Mozilla though).
I would tend to suggest using a fully customisable distro such as debian
though - especially if you're as space limited as it sounds.
* John Zantey (johnzantey@xxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote :
> I have a pentium 166mmx 96Mb RAM (DIMM), 4Mb S3V-d/x + 12Mb VooDoo-II, and
> have just aquired a 1.7Gb Hdd. I have a 600Mb to use as an etra mnt pt
> now... Hmmm /usr maybe???
> Infortunately I need to get a new modem too (currently Avtek 28.8K)
> I was wondering if I have enough grunt to load a 'modern' installation with
> all bells and whistles. ie: KDE2, GUI linuxconf, etc...
> I have adequated myself with the bare primitives in the past and built my
> systems up from base installs or by self creation using the FHS as a guide
> to put a system together...
> I aint much on the GUI stuff, although I do know how to have a bre minimal X
> set-up.. hehehe, and wish to learn a great deal more about it, esp. the new
> 1.7Gb aint heaps these days, but enough do put a 'modern' install on... and
> was inquiring as to if my system will be suffice to handle all the new GUI
> John Z.
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