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Hey guys. im back, i was wondering, im installing gentoo on this s****y laptop with only 16MB of ram and I want a window manager. does anyone have any suggestions? ...
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    WM that can run on a computer with 16MB of ram?


    Hey guys. im back, i was wondering, im installing gentoo on this s****y laptop with only 16MB of ram and I want a window manager. does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    blackbox is always a winner. there are many others, but i would personally run blackbox or another *box wm on that machine.

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    You can also try KDE v1.2 or Gnome v1.
    Should work.

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    i ve done something similarand would recommend afterstep
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    Blackbox, WindowMaker or Fluxbox would be my choices. I ran WindowMaker on an IBM Aptiva (Pentium 90mHz) with 12MB of RAM and a 4MB VGA card.
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    so fluxbox would probably work? because someone told me that it wouldnt. Im a big fan of flux so i think ill try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clucas916
    so fluxbox would probably work? because someone told me that it wouldnt. Im a big fan of flux so i think ill try that.
    I can't think of why it wouldn't. Fluxbox is just blackbox with more features, and it doesn't add enough features to be considered a "heavyweight" WM...
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