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  • #16
    has anyone played with LXDE? i read about it a while back but never got round to giving it a shot... at the time they were trying to get a Lubeuntu out the door and it seems they have now.

    might have to put that on my to try list.

    so far:
    #!
    debian
    bodhi
    xubuntu - never been a fan of xfce tho...
    Incoming: Ryzen 5 1600:: GA-AB350-Gaming 3:: <some other stuff>
    Outgoing: BLACK 'n' BLUE: X3360:: P5Q-E::4GB Ballistix::2x6850::Zalman GS1000 Plus case

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Mr. Grapes View Post
      ok, this is off the back of the other thread for the 10 ways to sort out linux desktop article...

      I'm looking for a distro that's not a heavyweight one like ubuntu or fedora but not an ultra lightweight one like #!

      I assume Arch would fit into that category, but looking at the installation howto page kind of screams 1998 to me... (let me know if i'm wrong, but I'm sort of used to the simplicity of getting ubuntu running... long gone are the days where i'm able to spend an entire week/end getting a PC setup and configured...)
      Arch is awesome; it's pretty much all I run these days, from servers to laptops (along with FreeBSD on a couple of servers, but that's not Linux)

      If you want an instant desktop though, DSL (Damn Small Linux) might be worth a look, though I've never really used it personally.

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      • #18
        Take Puppy for a walk.
        Based on Ubuntu (and others if you prefer) binaries but can cope with most package formats.
        Far too many possibilities with it to list here. Loads of specialist forks as well.
        I've not failed. I've just found 10.000 ways that don't work!
        Dave Burnett

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        • #19
          ahh yes, I've played with puplets before, and they usually worked well with the D600. not tried pupbuntu yet tho. that might be my best bet TBH...
          Incoming: Ryzen 5 1600:: GA-AB350-Gaming 3:: <some other stuff>
          Outgoing: BLACK 'n' BLUE: X3360:: P5Q-E::4GB Ballistix::2x6850::Zalman GS1000 Plus case

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          • #20
            I'm running Puppy Lucid 5.28 on my Dell C840 and Thinkpad T42.
            Both have 2Gb memory which is more than enough to run Virtualbox and XP as well inside Puppy and ALL in memory.
            I need to support MS, otherwise I would use it full time.
            I've not failed. I've just found 10.000 ways that don't work!
            Dave Burnett

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