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For the record OP, Gnome 3 isn't as much of a resource hog as KDE.. on my lapppy, KDE 4.7 Opensuse 12.1 uses just over 500 megs of RAM at idle, yet Opensuse Gmome 3 uses ~280 megs smile.gif
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No I havent tried one yet, but I did download xubuntu for the one I am going to try, just waiting till I get an extra monitor.
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No I havent tried one yet, but I did download xubuntu for the one I am going to try, just waiting till I get an extra monitor.

XFCE is great also, I particularly like the Mint XFCE implementation smile.gif Very lightweight, I git it to around 150 megs idle. Xubuntu is nice too thumb.gif
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No I havent tried one yet, but I did download xubuntu for the one I am going to try, just waiting till I get an extra monitor.

Why an extra monitor?
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For the record OP, Gnome 3 isn't as much of a resource hog as KDE.. on my lapppy, KDE 4.7 Opensuse 12.1 uses just over 500 megs of RAM at idle, yet Opensuse Gmome 3 uses ~280 megs smile.gif

Is that with or without (compiz) the ability to do the same effects/similar ones to KDE? That's KDE's one big problem is you have kwin and neopomuk. Of course if you do the "less fat" install then KDE should go down to half of current RAM usage(or so they claim).
     
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Why an extra monitor?
Is that with or without (compiz) the ability to do the same effects/similar ones to KDE? That's KDE's one big problem is you have kwin and neopomuk. Of course if you do the "less fat" install then KDE should go down to half of current RAM usage(or so they claim).

the inverter was bad in the laptop, i actually took the mobo and everything out of the laptop and its laying on the desk with a keyboard and mouse hooked up to it
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agreed with what most is being said about "bloat" ... ubuntu / fedora / mint are all nice in their own regard, but they have a lot of background processes and extra crap that A) you really don't even need and B) take a bite out of your already pretty sparse resources. I personally would recommend:

if i had a more powerful machine on the network to run distcc => gentoo. always. no matter what. except:
if i did not have such on the network ... I really don't want to compile glibc and chromium on that chip, so => arch
fluxbox in either case. xfce is nice if you don't want to configure fluxbox.

I guess if I was too lazy to build and configure either choice .. => ? I really don't have a good suggestion. To me it seems like you either start with a minimal install and build up your environment with only what you know you need, or you're stuck with a fair amount of nonsense packages. Are there any other good xfce type options besides xubuntu?
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There's an xfce spin for Fedora which is a little less bloated than Ubuntu. But other than that I think the only other options are barebone distros.
Edited by Shrak - 1/27/12 at 7:10pm
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Ok guys thanks for all the suggestions, couple more questions, if I was to use a usb key to make a bootable image to install xubuntu how would I go about it, and im also interested in dual booting linux on my sig rig as well using windows mostly for gaming, what is a good linux to use on my sig rig

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Ok guys thanks for all the suggestions, couple more questions, if I was to use a usb key to make a bootable image to install xubuntu how would I go about it, and im also interested in dual booting linux on my sig rig as well using windows mostly for gaming, what is a good linux to use on my sig rig
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I am doing a dual boot with Mint linux and windows 7 on my sig rig. Haven't had any problems so far. wink.gif It might be an option for you.
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