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Re: "Debian installation tailored specifically toward the needs of an older laptop."

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____/ JeffM on Friday 02 Sep 2011 02:08 : \____

> JeffM wrote:
>>>he has a passing reference to Linux Mint.
>>>He doesn't mention that Mint is the other end of the spectrum
>>>with a complete-out-of-the-box experience
>>>including the non-free stuff. (All the allusions are to heft.)
>>>It makes me wonder if he ever tried the LXDE spin of Mint.
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>LXDE, based on benchmarks I saw, is not light enough.
> Well, it's an incremental improvement in lightness
> --certainly not a quantum leap in the continuum of
> Now, WRT RAM use there is a notable difference.
> I saw a guy in the Mint forum list the heft for several idling
> distros.
> 91MB / 103MB (v10 / v11) doesn't seem too awful.  8-)
> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=75919#p440757
> He also includes the disk space used by those (2.2GB/3.8GB)
> so that *is* growing significantly over time.
>>And actually,
>>doesn't Mint also includes cruft not found in the default Debian?
> Yup, there's that as well.  (Mint LXDE is still based on Ubuntu.)
> His mentioning Mint so cavalierly bugged be without a bit of detail.
> ...and your "cruft" may be someone else's "necessary and easy".

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