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Re: Lowest ram system with X. Presario 5166.

On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 02:09:33PM +0000, Nuno Magalh??es wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Thorny <thorntreehome@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Where did you find this? Can you provide a link so I can look at it?
> I stand corrected, minimal 48MB, recommended 512MB.[1] You're using
> 256, i had a system with 196 but this one only has 128... we'll see.
> Thanks for the heads-up.
> [1] http://debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch03s04.html.en

I have a PII-233 with 64 MB ram. (I have lesser boxes but they run
OpenBSD now).

I also have a PII-450 but it has 1GB ram.

Both use fluxbox (I hate DTEs).  Firefox causes thrashing (swap
contention) on 64 MB ram, so on that box I use links2, although it _can_
use firefox if a particular site needs it as a last resort.  The box
will do everything I need except firefox and photo-editing, but then
again, so will my 486 (at least it did before X 3.? was dropped and
along with it support for the S3 video hardware accel).  

With a smaller box, you just need to educate the users to be more
UNIX-like in their outlook.  Use LaTex instead of OpenOffice, fluxbox
instead of Gnome or KDE.  The big problem with X apps is that everything
is moving to either KDE or GTK-2.x which are heavy-weight widget sets.
GTK-1.x was much lighter.

I hope this helps.


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