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Just installed Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC, and all I can say is wow... 130MB's of RAM being used. From what I read, LM 10 LXDE is based off of lubuntu, I decided LM10 over lunbuntu because of the LM 10 repositories & little things here and there. Deff recommend it for old hardware. Booted GIMP and Firefox fast. Not to mention from BIOS to login screen was like 20 seconds.
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Just installed Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC, and all I can say is wow... 130MB's of RAM being used. From what I read, LM 10 LXDE is based off of lubuntu, I decided LM10 over lunbuntu because of the LM 10 repositories & little things here and there. Deff recommend it for old hardware. Booted GIMP and Firefox fast. Not to mention from BIOS to login screen was like 20 seconds.
does mint still use the ubuntu repo's or did they finally set up their own?

there are 4 or 5 repo's in ubuntu and derivatives that are disabled by default, that you can re-enable thru synaptic...

mint has come a long way, it use to be ubuntu with a new theme with 1 or 2 additional packages, now it is what i would consider a fork, and their work with the mint debian is also very nice, even tho it is a bit "wonky" for my taste

its been a long time since gnome/kde/xfce have been suitable for the older hardware, as they've grown and shifted their focus to take on "other" OS's...so its left plenty of room for lightweight DE/WM's to step in and prosper...i run lubuntu on my pentium-m 1.7 GHz laptop with 1 GB of ram, it runs great, ubuntu itself, does a decent job, so does kde if you kill off all the "cool" features

i've been thinking about giving bohdi (i think that is what it is called) or buhdi, its a funny name like ubuntu , but it uses the enlighten WM, which from what i've read, uses less resources than lxde.

there is also trinity to consider, which is the kde 3.5 fork, a lot of people were unhappy with kde 4, so they forked 3.5 (what they consider the last good version of KDE) into the trinity project, i don't know of any distro's that use it as default, but i'm sure once it is out of "beta" as they are currently in the process of "modernizing" 3.5 since it is quite old in comparison, and adding features you have come to expect out of a DE/WM...

there are lots of choices, if you enable the right repo's, add backport ppa's, you can install different DE/WM's via synaptic/apt-get without having to reinstall.
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Have you tried debian? It's what ubuntu is derived from.
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I really like this disto. But the only problem I'm having now is setting up VNC correctly. Sigh. lol
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I really like this disto. But the only problem I'm having now is setting up VNC correctly. Sigh. lol
viewer or server?
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Server. Trying X11VNC right now, not liking it much...
Since this case sits in a corner of my room with no monitor/keyboard/mouse hooked up. I access it via VNC/Teamviewer. Teamviewer was buggy, so I ditched it. Now trying to find out another solution.
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i just use ssh on my headless boxes...don't see much use for a gui on them

i just use the "remote" desktop server/client that comes with ubuntu if i ever have the need for one.

what are you wanting to do with the box? with it being headless, i imagine you are wanting to turn it into a home server?
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Not sure really what I want to do with it. I didn't use it as much before when it sat there with Windows XP. Other than downloading the occasional torrent or two. Basically it does things that I don't pay much attention to. Not to mention, I'd like to set up something like Ampache to stream to my Android phone or maybe a media server to stream movies to my xbox 360. I doubt I could do these things over SSH though, so I doubt I could make it headless.

I don't really access it very much. So basically X11VNC is for the times that I do need to access it.

I got LM10 to be able to boot automatically and also run X11VNC on startup without closing when closing your VNC client. Very different from Gnome. lol

While it's still based on Ubuntu, things are different. But I can run basically anything that was built for Ubuntu.

EDIT: and what's awesome is, I'm only using 125MB's of RAM.
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Not sure really what I want to do with it. I didn't use it as much before when it sat there with Windows XP. Other than downloading the occasional torrent or two. Basically it does things that I don't pay much attention to. Not to mention, I'd like to set up something like Ampache to stream to my Android phone or maybe a media server to stream movies to my xbox 360. I doubt I could do these things over SSH though, so I doubt I could make it headless.

I don't really access it very much. So basically X11VNC is for the times that I do need to access it.

I got LM10 to be able to boot automatically and also run X11VNC on startup without closing when closing your VNC client. Very different from Gnome. lol

While it's still based on Ubuntu, things are different. But I can run basically anything that was built for Ubuntu.

EDIT: and what's awesome is, I'm only using 125MB's of RAM.
yeah you would have to do all those from the command line

which can be daunting if you aren't use to it

i use ushare to stream to the xbox's, i might try that ampache as i was thinking about this last night, when i was laying in bed and playing on my phone "i wonder if i could setup a remote streamer..." thanks for the headsup on that

good luck tho, i'm sure you will find a solution to your liking
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A GUI won't make it easier to configure the above services. You still need to edit the same config files somehow and whether it is in gedit or nano doesn't make a difference.

SSH also pretty much works out of the box whereas VNC takes some work..
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