[Wolves] Suggest an OS

Richard Smedley smedley358 at btinternet.com
Thu Sep 6 13:41:11 BST 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 00:03 +0100, Zeth Green wrote:
> > It's an IBM 760 ED, Pentium 133? with 64Mb of Ram
> I personally ran a very similar system as my main laptop until
> September 2006. I used the command line programs for email (Mutt),
> writing text (Emacs), and reading news websites (Elinks). When I
> wanted to look at websites that required pictures, for example,
> friends' photo galleries, I launched the Ratpoison Window manager
> which I set to automatically start the Epiphany web browser (Firefox
> needed too much RAM).

Variously myself, and two of my children, have used 760s -
mostly with Debian 2.1 and WindowMaker. Debian Etch and
the PWM window manager (not PWM2 or 3) would be a good

Use RXVT instaead of xterm, and you'll have plenty of RAM 
left over for apps. Links2, with the SVGA libraries, will
give you a graphical browser on a virtual console with
little memory use.

Have fun with it, but don't expect the same desktop
experience as someone with 2GB RAM running GNOME or
KDE ;-)

 - Richard

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