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  1. #1
    Nigel Thomson
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    Default Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?

    Computer Specs
    Compaq Deskpro (no sarcasm please)
    P 266 CPU
    64Mb Ram
    AGP Graphics card 1 or 4 mb (cant remembe)
    3Gbyte hard drive
    RedHat 8 free version
    Guis, GNOME & KDE

    The Question

    what Gui should I stick on here, as these two are painfully slow, I have used both XFCE and iceWM, but am not sure as to the requirements of them both,
    I am fairly sure one needs Gnome libraries,
    I Know they use much less ram then Gnome And KDE
    Which is the most stable, reliable
    But most importantly which is the easiest to use

    Thanks in advance for any help

    Nigel Thomson


  2. #2
    mark.p
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    Default Re: Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?

    I use WindowMaker this P200mmx, it's available here- http://www.windowmaker.org/. You can set it up to ues Gnome-Panel in the menu configure by looking in the /usr/bin directory if need be. I would suggest adding another 64 megs + of ram though for apps. XFCE4 is another nice graphical window manager.

  3. #3
    mark.p
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    Default Re: Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?

    There's also enlightenment - http://www.enlightenment.org/pages/main.html
    which is will eventually be developed into a complete desktop enviroment.
    This page will give you an idea of whats available- http://www.plig.org/xwinman/index.html

  4. #4
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?

    I would suggest:
    Openbox
    with gnome-panel
    :-)

    XFCE would be second on my list, if you wanted something to work outa the box :-)

  5. #5
    mark.p
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    Default Re: Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?

    One thing I discovered was using gnome-panel uses 3x more memory than wmaker itself (because of the extra guff needed to support it I guess). Btw there is a way to speed up the opening of gnome-panel menus-go to Pereferences-Control Centre-Extra-Panel and select fast or uncheck animation. Why it was set on this by default in the first place is beyond me.

  6. #6
    mark.p
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    Default Re: Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?

    Oops correction-Why it wasn't set on this by default in the first place is beyond me.

  7. #7
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?

    I dont normally actually use a Panel.. the Run box does me good...

    Mark>
    Do you know of any apps that I can use with OpenBox (wm) to just get myself a Run dialog box when I hit the likes of Alt + F2 (like I do in GNOME).

    That'd be all I need for my system, I dont normally use the taskbar or anything like that... :-)

  8. #8
    mark.p
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    Default Re: Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?

    Sorry Chill I don't, but I'm sure others can shed some light. Have you tried any OpenBox Forums with your query?

  9. #9
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?

    Nope

    I was just sorta thinking along the lines of what you get when you setup TightVNC....
    twm and an xterm... I could do with a rig like that (only I like OpenBox better) and a Run Dialog box..!

  10. #10
    mark.p
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    Default Re: Linux, P266, redhat 8, Best Gui?


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