Dreaming of a lean installation method [was Re: *nix on
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Wed Apr 11 11:08:48 CDT 2007
> BTW...if you aggressively avoid eye candy, even X11 can be relatively
> useful on old hardware.
It can indeed. I've run X on Suns with 16M. It's a little painful,
but usable. 32M is enough to be fully usable, I find.
This is without bloat. No KDE, Gnome, GNU Emacs, OpenGL, smoothed
fonts, translucency, Xt, Xinerama, anything - it probably helps that
I've written fairly minimalist versions of enough X clients that
everything on my screen comes from one of my own clients: terminal
emulator, clock, window manager, security front-end, picture
It's also X11R6.4 patchlevel 3, not "modern" X.
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