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Any suggestions? Remember, this is a single core netbook. It has a GMA500 "poulsbo" so no GNOME/KDE.

XFCE seems like the logical choice right now but I'm open to something better.
    
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Fluxbox and E17 sound lightweight yet supposedly still have eyecandy if that's your style. But yeah, XFCE is the main one I'd go with.

Good luck with getting wifi setup on it.
     
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It's a Broadcom wireless G so the b43-fwcutter should handle it. I'm fairly sure that's what I used on all my failed xubuntu installs lol
    
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E17 works well for me on my netbook even with some decent compositing. Its one of the most unique DM's imo. But if you want light, theres LXDE and Flux
post #5 of 34
fluxbox/openbox i'd guess, but i can't remember if they need anything extra to go with.

rumor had it that the XFCE versions of Ubuntu were almost as bloated as the real thing not long ago, so, b ut then again, i don't know if that it entirely true...
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I use the lightweight ubuntu, Lubuntu 10.10 with LXDE on my pentium 4 2.4ghz laptop with 512mb ram, it's smooth as silk. Also have a netbook edition.

http://lubuntu.net/
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post #7 of 34
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I'm not looking for distro recommendations. I'm looking for DE/WM suggestions. NO *BUNTU!

I guess I'll try out fluxbox
    
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Openbox is really nice to use and very lightweight. I've been using it on my desktop and it's been great.
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Well, if you're going away from the main stream I'd think that flux/openbox is the way to go. But I thought that XFCE was lighter than LXDE.
     
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post #10 of 34
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Rookie... you damn jinx. Wireless card issues...
    
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