Snowlinux 4 XFCE Review

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  1. mack_guy911

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    might be just what i'm looking for to install into the old computer at work.
    it only has 500 megs of RAM.

    does it have a screensaver that can loads photos and images?
     
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    well i didnt test it yet but i guess no they keep it minimum if you have 500 ram you can make 2gb swap memory and let it work like charm

    i install xubuntu 10.04 on 320 or 384 mb corrupted ram and work like charm its long way back that person only need OS for web browsing :)
     
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    tnx mack :thumb:

    i'll burn snowlinux to a USB stick to try it out and if that doesn't work i'll try Ubuntu 10.04
     
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    so basically they are same snow linux is nothing but debian remix with little here and there


    no ubuntu 10.04 is going absolute i just give example



    linux mint xfce or lxde are light as well also this peppermint linux very light OS mostly cloud base apps its made by same guy who make linux mint LXDE

    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=peppermint


    most of linux are pretty same its up to you what you like thats all

    install any linux tweak little here and there you got almost same on looks

    just try any xfce or lxde base distro's for light or puppy linux :thumb:
     
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    That is my idea too.
    I ended up installing Debian Wheezy RC1 and taking kernel 3.8 and XFCE 4.10 from the experimental repository and I'm very content with the result.

    Somehow you need to repeat the installation a few times ('aptitude -t experimental install xfce4' 3x) and after that do a dist-upgrade.
    And I also had to reinstall quodlibet from experimental ('aptitude -t experimental install quodlibet'),
    The process of upgrading xfce to 4.10 seems scary, but it works out well if you remember to repeat the same steps a few times.

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