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    Fast Graphic Linux


    Is there a distro that has a graphical desktop such as kde or gnome and runs fast under an old pc.

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    I seriously doubt it. KDE and GNOME are resource hogs.
    You might be able to edit a bunch of the extras that come with them, so you can speed things up.

    And a distro like slackware should do the trick.
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    depending on what exactly you have a custom compiled gentoo system would be fully tweaked for just your hardware with no bloating at all, then use enlightenment instead of kde or gnome, it has no wizards but it is very easy to setup and really fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    I seriously doubt it. KDE and GNOME are resource hogs.
    You might be able to edit a bunch of the extras that come with them, so you can speed things up.

    And a distro like slackware should do the trick.
    its funny because your aviator is really the best high speed KDE option. Yoper is probably the fastest KDE enviroment you will find and Ubuntu probably the fastest and most compact GNOME, feel free to give em a try. But if the computer is really slow, your going to want to look for something that runs xfce4 or fluxbox or the like.
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    I have only been using Yoper for about a week. And I don't know how this would respond on an older machine. I have a 2.8 Ghz Celeron processor with a gig of ram.

    And yes Yoper is really fast.And I use Kde.

    Except for my mouse problem, I really like this distro.
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    yoper works like a dream on my 366mhz laptop with 128mb ram

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    I have a laptop with same specs as lakerdonald's comp running FC2, it's a little slow, but not too bad, especially for running a GUI

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    You could give VectorLinux a try they have many diffrent installations for diffrent degrees of "oldness". From your description it sounds like you will be able to run there latest and greatest quite well.

    http://www.vectorlinux.com/

    Compare there diffrent options there latest 5.0 SOHO is not yet in the comparison chart but you can find out about it from the main page.

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    What is vector linuxs pros and cons

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    I agree about vector linux, I think I'll give it a try on an older laptop. I think you should be able to take just about any distro and run something like Xfce without much problems. Try Xfld, it's a live distro ment to show off Xfce.
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