Gnome desktop for 5 y/o
noc at hdk5.net
Tue Dec 8 20:49:18 UTC 2009
> On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:24:36 +0100, ocean <ocean_ieee at yahoo.it> wrote:
>> also for the old computer i would recommend xfce or, since
>> you say they only need a few programs, you could go with
>> just Xorg + feh for the background + xfwm or openbox + a
>> light taskbar and a nice dock-bar (wbar or simdock) were
>> you will only put the applications they need to run.
> An alternative would be IcecWM: Easily configurable menu,
> good window managing, no bloat. But I can second XFCE,
> too. Maybe you want to run XFCE 3 which has some look &
> feel of CDE, is easily configurable and very fast. (I
> use it on a 300 MHz P2 with similar requirements as you
> mentioned, but without any "Flash").
> There's a nice dock-like application for X which is used
> by the FreeSBIE live system CD. I've got no FreeSBIE at
> hand, nor can I remember the application's name, but I
> think this would be interesting to you, too.
Like Poly I too use XFCE 3 on all my FreeBSD desktops. Its light and
fast and anyone can learn it quickly.
I have Gnome on a Linux HP netbook and it is a lot slower.
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