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[News] Lightweight GNU/Linux Distribution Help Where PCs Are Seen as Obsolete

  • Subject: [News] Lightweight GNU/Linux Distribution Help Where PCs Are Seen as Obsolete
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 22:16:43 +0000
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Thatâs not bloated, thatâs clinically obese

,----[ Quote ]
| Quite clearly Iâve been working with machines 
| with no more than 192Mb for too long. And 
| running an entire system on under 20Mb on a 
| daily basis has my perspective skewed. So if 
| youâre a Gnome user and youâre bristling 
| right now, feel free to remind me that my 
| expectations are too far gone to make 
| comparisons. Tell me I need to move out of 
| 1996. Tell me itâs time to look for a real 
| desktop, and not a hacked, whacked 
| arrangement of console programs on a 
| framebuffer screen. Tell me itâs time to face 
| reality.


Switching to Slackware

,----[ Quote ] 
| I've heard that Slackware has a lot less 
| bloat than most other Linux distros, and my 
| experience certainly bears that out. Compared 
| to Xubuntu, my new Slackware install with 
| XFCE is lightning-fast. As of right now I'm 
| running slackpkg to update my system and 
| while it may not be as flexible and powerful 
| as apt, and not have a nice graphical front-
| end, it's perfectly usable and I'm happy with 
| it. I'm used to sudo from both Ubuntu and OS 
| X so I've set that up, and all in all I'm 
| very pleased with my new system.



Linux Free Operating Systems â Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva Installations on an Old PC

,----[ Quote ]
| For a long time I have always heard of Linux
| the free operating system, and have enjoyed
| many of the free applications that have been
| ported over to the Windows platform. I
| finally had a opportunity to take some
| antique computers and install Linux onto
| them, and found out how simple and sometimes
| complicated it can be to get up and running
| with it.
| Linux really took hold when web hosting SQL
| servers and HTTP hosting applications saved
| companies thousands of dollars from paying
| the Microsoft and Oracle corporations
| connection fees that could easily going into
| the thousands of dollars. So instead running
| a linux server to serve up their databases
| made much more economic sense and that is
| why there has been a insurgence of the free
| operating system over the last years.

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