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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by drelyn86 View Post
XFCE is more lightweight than Gnome or KDE, but Ubuntu's implementation of XFCE is actually more bloated than their Gnome environment (which is also bloated).
That's what I was kinda referring to in the 3rd post..
Better to just start from scratch as best you can and just get lxde
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post #12 of 24
When I tried running crunchbang on my netbook, it was slooooow.
    
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post #13 of 24
Well, the hard drive is a bit low, but that machine will easily hold any full size Linux distro, and it should be upgradable to 2GB of RAM; I had a very similar laptop from Best Buy a few years back, and it should have no problem running anything current.
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post #14 of 24
Another vote for Xubuntu, I had it running on a T22, worked just fine. Pretty much any distro with XFCE is lightweight. if you want to go moar lightweight you could always look into the *box wm's. It does take a bit of configuration though, by *box I mean OpenBox, BlackBox or FluxBox.
    
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post #15 of 24
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I need a low spec Linux Deb, something that is as simple as Ubuntu, but something that requires little resources, here are my spec\\

AMD Turion X2 Tk-53 - 1.7ghz
Nvidia Geforce GO 6100
1GB DDR2
80gb hard drive
and thats about it...

Also I'd prefer not using a disk (too much trouble since I don't have any disks to burn)

So I need a install from windows installer.
? I ran Ubuntu 8.04 just fine on my old T43 (1.86GHz Pentium M, 1.5GB of ram, x300, 40GB drive). Sadly 10.10 doesn't like my T43 because of its GPU and the lack of support for it shows. I cannot use Compiz on it D: But other than that it works fine.
 
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post #16 of 24
ive been using crunchbang lately absolutely love it
Kinda meh now...
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post #17 of 24
Lubuntu was quite nice but it irritated me that so many things were a dependency/part of the main meta-package. If you want to use what comes with it though i.e. abiword etc then it is a nice lean version of ubuntu. XFCE is great as well but I don't thing xubuntu makes the best use of it.

There are better distros out there for low system spec.

Arch Linux is great for this kind of things. An install is rather time consuming, but very well documented. If you follow the beginners guide you won't go wrong. Or to make things easier you can go with Archbang which starts you off with an openbox desktop and many features pre-setup.
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post #18 of 24
could do damn small linux 50mb iso last time i checked... lol
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post #19 of 24
I think you should go Arch, it takes a decent amount of time to install but using SLiM and Openbox would be a good idea, uses around ~550MB RAM on my sig rig with Chromium open.
    
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post #20 of 24
I run arch with gnome/netbook launcher (from the original UNR) on my hp netbook. It's far from the lightest option available but it's still has super low memory/cpu usage.
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