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I am looking for the most minimalistic Linux interface possible. This will be for running on my laptop, which is getting a bit old, and I want to minimize the overhead it has to load into memory. All I basicly use it for is running GAIM and SOMETIMES Firefox.
post #2 of 13
why not just a live cd?
 
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Originally Posted by svtfmook View Post
why not just a live cd?
Because a live cd is sloooooooow. I want to make it fast.
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not if it loads to ram! this is the first desktop i ever got to run its a very minimalist cd 50 meg and it copys to ram no matter what
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Then just use the stock X11 Window Manager, TWM. Its ugly but you can change that mesh gray background to black. IceWM, FVWM, Fluxbox are all nice too.
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Xfce is nice. It is used by Xubuntu.
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post #7 of 13
I used Windowmaker for a year or so on a low-end PC. You should give it a try.
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Damn Small Linux

I wouldn't imagine any reason why you would use anything else, except for weird out-of-your-control hardware problems, which shouldn't happen.
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Damn Small Linux

I wouldn't imagine any reason why you would use anything else, except for weird out-of-your-control hardware problems, which shouldn't happen.
Ya, I installed that on my laptop, and DAM its fast!!
post #10 of 13
Try SLAX, its a modification of slackware. Its fast and easy to use and you can download modules if you ever want any.
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