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Re: light weight desktop for browsing


Nice tips, I will check it out.


On Mon, 16 Aug 2004, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 02:42:29PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 13:21 -0600, Tony Pitman wrote:
> > > Does anyone know of a light weight desktop that I can install on my old
> > > Quadra700? I have a 100mb drive and a 230mb drive.
> > >
> > > I know that the gnome desktop takes a lot of room.
> > >
> > > All I want to do is browse the Internet with this computer. Nothing more.
> >
> > Dillo is the standard light-weight GUI browser.  It's GTK1.2-based,
> > so you may want to try xfce (not xfce4, which is GTK2-based).
> >
> > Like dillo, xfce is based on GTK 1.2, so is pretty light-weight.
> If you really want some lightweight window manager, try twm. That's just
> a window manager, nothing more; it takes up a few kilobytes and is
> probably the oldest window manager out there. Although ugly, it works
> perfectly well, and doesn't require any resources.

If you need a more flexible or attractive window manager, check out fvwm
or openbox. openbox is a bit more modern and has no deps (just X11),
though fvwm is probably a bit quicker.


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