[LAU] Lightweight Distro

bernie arai bernie.arai at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 03:05:29 EST 2009

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Gabriel M. Beddingfield
<gabriel at teuton.org> wrote:
> In my experience, most main-stream distros can be made relatively
> lightweight by:
>  * Choosing a different Desktop environment.  Gnome and KDE
>    are nicely fully-featured... but have a lot of extra
>    fluff running in the background.  Switch to something
>    like Fluxbox, IceWM, FVWM, or (if you're really hard-core)
>    blackbox.
>  * Disable and uninstall extra stuff that you don't need.
>    If you don't need a mail server, NFS, Samba, CUPS, Apache,
>    HAL, dbus, etc. -- Disable or uninstall them.  If you only
>    need them occasionally, enable them only when you need them.

i've always been curious about which programs/services i can get rid
of, but i've been too chicken to experiment first hand, not wanting to
break a working system.  can you point to some good resources to
determine which stuff is expendable for a music-oriented system?
FWIW, i've been running xubuntu, like someone else has already
suggested, works great.

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