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[the] Code Girl: Kick Fat KDE/Gnome to the curb and get thin with Fluxbox

Aug 03, 2006, 02:15 (5 Talkback[s])

"Think you can't run Linux on an old pc you have laying around because of the bloated KDE/Gnome desktop 'environments'? Luckily there's a great alternative: Fluxbox + pypanel. I'm running it on an old P2 450 Mhz laptop. It's not super speedy, but it's perfect for web browsing, email, etc.

"First off: You DO NOT NEED KDE OR GNOME! They are both nice looking with tons of eye candy, but all that 'wow that looks cool!'-type stuff is sucking up all your ram and some of your CPU cycles. Toss it..."

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