[LAU] Lightweight Distro
viktor at mastoridis.co.uk
Fri Mar 6 07:34:07 EST 2009
Dear Julien, Gabriel, 2+, Jeremiah, Jaromir, David, Bernie,
Thank you so much for your responses. It's really helpful.
I will try your suggestions ASAP.
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 8:05 AM, bernie arai <bernie.arai at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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