Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 14:15:33 UTC 2012

On 26 September 2012 03:51, Rob Tongue <robtongue at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/25/2012 10:30 PM, Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. wrote:
> Well I myself have tried most of the desktops,
> KDE.......LXDE........XFCE........Openbox.......Fluxbox......Enlightenment...and
> of course Gnome (my favorite!....especially the latest version!) I can say
> that what I appreciate even MORE is the fact that NO two users are the
> same....and that's the biggest "draw" to Linux for a lot of people. My
> brother is JUST starting to get interested enough in Linux that he's asking
> about installing it.....if his 2003 laptop will be up to the task etc.
> Anyone care to advise as to what he should install? I personally don't think
> it can handle Unity and Ubuntu.....what's the lightest distro out there?....
> For a new user with an older laptop... XFCE would be ideal, with LXDE being
> a tad lighter, but I am partial to XFCE for ease of use.

Those are not distributions, they are desktops. They form part of distributions.

What is the approximate spec of this 2003 laptop, Eddie?

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