Re: lite applications
On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 11:42:44PM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Sun, Mar 10, 2002, Joe (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 11:52:43PM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > > on Fri, Mar 08, 2002, Nicholas Imfeld (email@example.com) wrote:
> > > > I have set up an old 486 laptop with debian. I am looking for an x
> > > > email client (preferably graphical as opposed to test based) and a web
> > > > browser that don't require a lot of space, memory, etc.
> > >
> > > I'd ***STRONGLY*** encourage you to stick with the text alternatives,
> > > unless you're using the 486 _just_ as an X11 terminal, you might be able
> > > to run more advanced apps on it. Otherwise, I'd stick with mutt, w3m,
> > > lynx, and similar text-mode apps.
> > >
> > > If X is an absolute requirement, look to BrowseX as a browser. It's
> > > Tk/Tcl based and pretty light. Nothing else I'm aware of comes close.
> > > Dillo's small of itself, but the gtk requirements are large.
> > If you install KDE 1.x ....
> This is simply not an option on a 486.
hmm. maybe not. I had it once on a 486 box with 24 Mb RAM, but the CPU
was upgraded to a 120 Mhz Pentium.