Re: light weight desktop for browsing
On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 07:45:20PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-08-25 at 00:10 +0200, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 08:57:27PM -0500, Joel Ewy wrote:
> > >
> > > For what it's worth, fvwm would probably still fall under the category of
> > > a Window Manager rather than a full-blown desktop environment like KDE or
> > > Gnome. But yes, it does do pretty well on low-resource computers. I
> > > still use fvwm-95 on an old '486 laptop with 20M RAM running RedHat 5.1
> > > and I suspect it would also be a good choice on a '68k machine.
> > I am using fvwm on my 2GHz Athlon and P4 machines with 1GB RAM each. Do you
> > have to switch to a memory wasting wm once you have a faster machine? fvwm
> > rocks, unfortunately the current version in testing does not like my config
> > anymore that I started writing 10 years ago. So maybe I have to switch to
> > gnome, which already can do a few things, that fvwm can do, or start reading
> > about what changed in the new versions. Until I decide, I am keeping an old
> > fvwm version around.
> What are your primary apps?
xemacs, tex, octave, R, gcc, bash, perl, mozilla, wajig, xmms, mutt, openoffice,
geda, simh, ...
Actually, I have lots more installed, my /usr partition is 4GB, and it is
90% full again. I should use 6 or maybe 10GB next time.