[linux-novice] help me choose a distro
Brenda J. Butler
bjb at magma.ca
Fri Oct 20 19:31:55 EDT 2006
I'm assuming you want the full graphical experience?
You might need to use a lighter-weight desktop (or not desktop; just
a window manager).
Some people say that xfce is a fast, functional window manager.
You would remove the kde or gnome from your system, and install the
xfce (or whatever) window manager. You'll still be able to run
kde applications (like kwrite) or gnome apps (like evolution) if
you wish, even if you remove the "desktops".
On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 05:27:20AM -0800, Michael Klaassen wrote:
> I am looking for a good, simple distro that will work well on my old but reliable Dell Inspiron 7500. Windows XP runs too slowly on it.
> I downloaded the Ubuntu LiveCD, but it is *very* slow to load, and I don't know whether that is due to my machine, the quality of the CD I made, or whether I should get the Xubuntu version for older PCs.
> I also looked at PCLinuxOS, which seems fine, but I don't want to jump into this too rashly.
> I wanted something that already had lots of open source software on it, which is why I looked at these two versions.
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> linux-novice at lists.oclug.on.ca
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