[linux-help] Re: Low Memory strategies....
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On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Lars von dem Ast wrote:
> I have a memory-weak laptop: 32 mg RAM. I loaded RH7.2 with KDE and it could
> barely crawl, hardly able to open an app. Can I still use 7.2, but with a
> less demanding windows manager? 7.2 seems to only give you the choice of
> Gnome or KDE. What about another lighter manager on 7.2; they don't seem to
> be offered on 7.2.
I might suggest blackbox.
I've been using this minimal WM quite a bit lately. It is very
lightweight, but looks pretty slick when you theme it up with some
gradients and wallpaper. It doesn't have many built in "desktop suite"
options...even the desktop pager "bbpager" is a seperate package.
However, it seems to do pretty well in the system resource department, and
it is a piece of cake to compile and install. RPM's
may be available on the Redhat disks, but I'm not sure about that.
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