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Re: old laptop I need ugly fast Xwindows please

thanks everybody , i got fluxbox running with xdm , its ugly and fast , 
I appreciate all of your replies!


On Wednesday 13 August 2003 12:36, David Fokkema wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 10:26:53AM -0500, wsykes.lists wrote:
> > All,
> > I have a crappy old Compaq Presario 1210, and KDE runs like a dog on it.
> > I really only need a couple of xterminals, and mouse functionality.
> Good. Don't run KDE.
> > What version of Xwindows is light and fast on older boxes. I dont care
> > how ugly it is.
> Keep your X version.
> > Will I need to run xdm, or kdm?
> Doesn't matter. Xdm is faster, but also ugly. Kdm is not too slow, you
> only use it to log into your machine. It has the advantage of presenting
> you with a choice of window managers.
> What _does_ matter is the window manager you use. KDE and Gnome are
> entire desktop environments and thus very slow, especially the new
> versions. Run another WM, like icewm or the *boxes which already have
> been mentioned. Personally, I like WindowMaker. I use it at home and
> compiled it at work to get rid of CDE while not having to run twm (I did
> run twm for a few months, but well, I could only stand it for so
> long...)
> David

William Sykes
Systems Engineer

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