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Re: Recommendations for Low Resource System

I have been using Blackbox ever since I got into Debian, mostly because it is so small and fast. I use it with xterms, graphics, word processing and simulations. It's great for low power beasts. I had a problem with it only on one machine, where it routinely but spontaneously shut down X, and never had the time to investigate. For word processors I mostly use TeX in Emacs, and Abiword when I have to produce .docs and .rtfs. Abiword's a little buggy, though. Sometimes quits on opening a file, or hangs during a save or when producing a .ps

On Wed, 31 May 2006, Tim Day wrote:

On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 12:59 -0400, Hal Vaughan wrote:
Can anyone recommend or tell me about what window managers they use on
low resource systems with good results and what word processors they
use in that situation?

I've found the Blackbox window manager with the "minimal" style works
really well on ancient low-memory hardware, including things with only
8-bit displays.  I wasn't trying to run much more than a bunch of xterms
& emacs though.


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