[xubuntu-users] Running Ubuntu or Xubuntu with 550 Mhz and 186 MB RAM?

Bas Roufs basroufs at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 13:48:21 BST 2008


Hello Pasi

Thanks again for your quick reply! A few last remarks/ questions remain 
- see below.
> The minimal CD doesn't install anything it doesn't *necessarily* need.You have to install anything by yourself, but in this case it is an advantage, of course. Therefore the performance of the installed system is controllable by you.
>   

This sounds good...

>>   
>>     
> X environment is the graphical environment. You need to install a bunch of packages to get a graphical environment.
>   

Could that be one of 'light alternative Window Managers', like Openbox 
or Fluxbox? Can I find such software in the repository when working with 
the minimal image CD?

> CLI = command line interface. With this option you can control even more the packages which will be installed. You are asked/offered this at
> install time with minimal CD.
>   
Can I choose this option somewhere in the beginning of the installation 
process?


>>> There is a lot of alternative Window Managers, which are even more light than any Desktop Environment (including Xfce), for example Openbox or Fluxbox. These need a bit more experience/hacking skills/time/configuring, but are also worth considering.
>>>       
'Openbox', 'Fluxbox': do such packages provide some minimal graphical 
environment?

> See answer above; by installing Xfce you're using more performance than with Openbox, for example. Choosing the correct DE/WM is quite a big question, imho.
>   

What means 'DE/ WM'?


>> The minimal CD image is same for all. The difference between Ubuntu and Xubuntu is the DE but since it's not installed, the minimal CD would be
>> the same anyway.
>>     

What means 'DE'?

Thx. for replying. Respectfully Yours,
Bas.

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