[LAU] Lightweight Distro
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)
> * 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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