A 2Gig pentium will run anything. In the office we have AMD 1.6Ghz machines
that run KDE3.3 (Mandrake) just fine and at home I have an AMD 2Ghz machine
that runs KDE3.4 (Gentoo). I also have an old AMD K6-500 that runs Ubuntu
(Gnome)...that is a bit slow but still usable.
Most distro's come with a selection of windows managers. Just looking at this
Mandrake box I am using today and it seems to have in its software
repository: KDE, Gnome, Icewm, windowmaker, blackbox, enlightenment, xfce.
Apart from KDE and Gnome I have only used icewm on an old P166 with 64mb ram.
Its not pretty but it works.
On Monday 5 September 2005 15:02, Declan Grady wrote:
>Since 99.99% of my recent linux use has been command line server work,
>I'm not up to speed on gui in linux.
>I have used gnome on my desktop in the past, but thats about 12 months
>ago, or more.
>>I'm looking again now, as I'm hoping to finally get bb, and will add a
>small pc in the kitchen for general web browsing, email, irc & probably
>skype type of stuff. As it will have to be almost silent, it won't have
>a lot of processing power (mabye a 2gig p4 I have spare).
>>What distros have guis that dont need a lot of resources & are pretty
>(is there an online comparison somehwere that google didnt throw at me ?)
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