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saurabh kakkar

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After using Ubuntu 7.10 4r long I have decided to move to some other distro
Since i m having a low configuration (P4 2.4 ,256 ddr, 80 gb) so want some light distro Will be using it mainly 4r net (Firefox must) ,Chatting ,Music ,Watching Videos(VLC must),Viewing Picks,creating nd editing world docs :)

Plz suggest me some Light distro considering my config which looks sexy,has gud customization option and good documentation or user support (so that i dont have to bang my head :))).

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Saurabh kakkar
 
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infra_red_dude

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After using Ubuntu 7.10 4r long I have decided to move to some other distro
Since i m having a low configuration (P4 2.4 ,256 ddr, 80 gb) so want some light distro Will be using it mainly 4r net (Firefox must) ,Chatting ,Music ,Watching Videos(VLC must),Viewing Picks,creating nd editing world docs :)

Plz suggest me some Light distro considering my config which looks sexy,has gud customization option and good documentation or user support (so that i dont have to bang my head :))).

Regards
Saurabh kakkar
If thats all you wanna do then I'd suggest Zenwalk. Actually even Puppy or DSL would all do just fine for the tasks you've listed :D

If you can manage compilation and stuff then I'd suggest Arch. That would be the best bargain between performance and 'lightness' for your system.
 
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saurabh kakkar

saurabh kakkar

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If thats all you wanna do then I'd suggest Zenwalk. Actually even Puppy or DSL would all do just fine for the tasks you've listed :D

If you can manage compilation and stuff then I'd suggest Arch. That would be the best bargain between performance and 'lightness' for your system.

thanks 4r Reply mate I have tried DSL Though its fast but i don't like it much
I will not be able to compile so Arch is out :(
I want a Distro which involves least headache :D also its boot nd shutdown time shud be minimal :D.
How gud is Mint considering my criteria ??
 
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thanks 4r Reply mate I have tried DSL Though its fast but i don't like it much
I will not be able to compile so Arch is out :(
I want a Distro which involves least headache :D also its boot nd shutdown time shud be minimal :D.
How gud is Mint considering my criteria ??
Distro light on resources would be tough, or cause headache in your terms :D
so, you can try Xubuntu, which is slightly lighter than ubuntu and still manageable for beginners.

but you are having too low RAM, better upgrade your RAM to 512MB or higher (512MB DDR RAM costs around Rs 700/-)
 
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saurabh kakkar

saurabh kakkar

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Distro light on resources would be tough, or cause headache in your terms :D
so, you can try Xubuntu, which is slightly lighter than ubuntu and still manageable for beginners.

but you are having too low RAM, better upgrade your RAM to 512MB or higher (512MB DDR RAM costs around Rs 700/-)

I know that my RAM is Low :( but Cant help it as of Now i have tried Xbuntu but its almost same like ubuntu i want something different 4rm Ubuntu something like Suse :D which has good feel nd support any sugestion ???
 

shady_inc

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I will not be able to compile so Arch is out :(
What.??!!
Arch has a very good binary package management [handled through pacman.], better than even apt-get IMHO.
Frankly, I think Arch will be a good bet for you.After installing and configuring the system,it occupies ~200 MB RAM on a full-blown GNOME installation [apache,beagle,hal,bluetooth etc. running too.], boots up in 45 secs, shuts down in 10 secs on my *ancient* config.
Unlike Ubuntu whch are i386 optimized,Arch is optimized for i686 architecture.
 

Liverpool_fan

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^ ^ ^ +1

Arch is reasonably fast and light weight. I'll recommend Xfce for your requirement.
Remember Arch unlike Gentoo does not require you to compile. It has great binary packages. :)
 

FilledVoid

Who stole my Alpaca!
Im a user of ArchLinux although I use it I would rather suggest some other distro like PuppyLinux , Zenwalk , Xubuntu , NimbleX for your purpose simply because the amount of configuration required to get a running distro up is much lesser than Arch. However if you enjoy tweaking the distro and performing all those configurations then go ahead and try out Arch. As long as you follow the Beginner guide to the last word you should be fine.

By the way I seriously doubt Mandriva being a light distro :O .
 
Puppy Linux, Zenwalk, Arch (with Xfce) should suit you :)
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Puppy Linux, Zenwalk, Arch (with Xfce) should suit you :)
 
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saurabh kakkar

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I am running puppy linux in Virtual PC 2007 on Windows XP Home Edition. My virtual RAM is 100Mb. I cannot get my Logitech PS2 mouse to work inside puppy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Cool G5

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I know that my RAM is Low :( but Cant help it as of Now i have tried Xbuntu but its almost same like ubuntu i want something different 4rm Ubuntu something like Suse :D which has good feel nd support any sugestion ???

Suse would be too heavy for your system.
 

Liverpool_fan

Sami Hyypiä, LFC legend
Also I forgot to mention before...Debian. It can really be configured well and since you already use Ubuntu you would have some idea about basic configuration and package management.
 
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