Posted Feb 27, 2009 11:19 UTC (Fri) by saffroy (subscriber, #43999)
Parent article: CrunchBang Linux 8.10
"The light system requirements suggest that CrunchBang Linux is a perfect match for an outdated computer or a netbook"
Or install a minimal Debian, use WindowMaker or Xfce and you're done (Lenny with wmaker runs perfectly on my 2001 600MHz laptop with 256MB RAM). I suspect you can do that with Ubuntu as well? Plus, you won't have to edit your window manager config file (it's so 90's!).
"Firefox 3 is installed with out-of-the-box Flash support"
Hmm how light is that? I think browser speed vs. modern day web sites is what drove my last voluntary desktop upgrade, and it will probably cause my next laptop upgrade (600MHz is getting a bit too slow for Firefox, sometimes I use h3v instead).