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post #11 of 38
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no FVWM 95

will proboly use fluxbox

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Originally Posted by Rothen View Post
I am sure it will run fine. It's only GNOME 2, and if you don't run any major eye candy like Compiz, it should run well. However, if that isn't the case there is xfce and openbox/fluxbox that you could use.

I've been doing a small scan of some of the packages, and you do get a good deal of programs. LibreOffice, abiword and gnumeric for office. Evolution, Thunderbird, and Claws mail for email. Pidgin and empathy for chat. Inkscape and GIMP for image editing. VLC, Mplayer and Totem for video. Of course there is more than just this, I am just comparing to what I have on my system.

What it looks like you can't get (which I use sometimes) is WINE or Virtualbox, but there's an open source visualizer called QEMU which can virtualize Windows if you really need it.
looks good
well wine would not work on ppc
and Virtualbox on this system would be

nice vlc, LibreOffice and firefox
all I need now, is to cover it in carbon fiber vinyl and put a ibm/tux logo on the back and I'll have a nice netbook
has a 12" screen and a long battery life (replaced the battery a ways back)
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 5/21/11 at 3:22pm
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Use openbox with tint2 that gets pretty low memory usage.
You know what I find funny is that they don't have tint2 in the repo, but I bet you could compile it if you need it. They have xfce and gnome panels and that looks like that's it.

Of course fluxbox comes with its own panel, but I do not like how it butchers program icons.
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I love the look of fluxbox
very old school
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You know what I find funny is that they don't have tint2 in the repo, but I bet you could compile it if you need it. They have xfce and gnome panels and that looks like that's it.

Of course fluxbox comes with its own panel, but I do not like how it butchers program icons.
Oh yeah I forgot we were talking ppc here.
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Oh yeah I forgot we were talking ppc here.
it happens
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post #16 of 38
wine works on ppc you just have to compile it.
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post #17 of 38
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wine works on ppc you just have to compile it.
how?
no x86
how would you run windows programs
I'd love to know how, as I have a few older games I'd like to play on this lappy
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Looks like a job for Linux Mint.
    
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Looks like a job for Linux Mint.

so no

don't like debian
and mints ui

and arch ppc has every thing I need
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so no

don't like debian
and mints ui

and arch ppc has every thing I need
mint isnt debian unless you get the LMDE the official mint is ubuntu demon spawn
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