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Re: Debian 6 64-bit and Openbox: Opinions, Suggestions, Pitfalls.

Dne, 27. 02. 2011 21:05:11 je Patrick Bartek napisal(a):
Having tired of Fedora's short support life (13 months)--I've been using it since FC3, but have only been upgrading every 3rd release since 6--and wanting a distro where longevity and stability are paramount, and SELinux is an option, not the default, I've settled on Debian 6. However, my custom-built system is mostly 5 year old hardware, and I want to get away from today's CPU-cycle eating, eye-candy, desktop environments, the features of which are mostly wasted on me, and go with the efficiency of a pure window manager set up. That is, no GNOME, KDE, etc. installed at all. I've chosen Openbox as the window manager as it seems to offer an efficient balance between features and RAM usage.

VirtualBox tests with Debian 6 RC2 32-bit look good.

My system:

Abit KN9 motherboard, built-in audio and ethernet
AMD Athlon64 X2 2.9 GHZ
EVGA GeForce 8400GS graphics card, fanless (by design)
Pioneer DVR-112D IDE DVD/CD Writer

Any opinions, suggestions or pitfalls?

I'll dual boot keeping Fedora 12 currently on the system as a fallback.



I run Squeeze with stock GNOME on a somewhat inferior machine with only half your RAM, and it's quite snappy. I've never seen it swap to disk, although there are 4-5 concurrent GNOME sessions open all the time, and a squid3 server with a 9GB on-disk cache is running. Of course, everything depends on your intended usage, but there should generally be no pitfalls to speak of... ;)


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