ben at linuxgazette.net
Wed Mar 11 20:51:11 MSK 2009
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 07:19:02AM -0400, Larry Tobos wrote:
> Nice work.
Thanks for the feedback, Larry!
> Just a couple of points:
> - 374 MB RAM for a 64bit machine is more like half of that on a regular
> 32bit cpu (give and take), unless you specifically optimize your code
> (which I doubt most of the ports do)
I realize that. The catch-22 here is that bringing the memory up to a
reasonable amount (e.g., 2GB) would cost about half of a brand-new
notebook with that amount of memory - but throwing away a perfectly-good
laptop would be a stupid thing to do as well. What to do? Linux +
lightweight DM/apps is the best answer I know of.
> - you could opt for openbox, it supports menus and configuration of the
> FreeDesktop initiative - in my case the switch was waaay less painful than
> going the old way with icewm- once you install obmenu and obconf, your
> initial GNOME menus are transparently imported. And don't forget to remove
> Nautilus, and use instead rox-filer or PCManFM as your file manager.
I've got an even easier way to handle that one: menu-xdg (also from
FreeDesktop.) Once you've installed it, your IceWM (or whatever) menus
will be auto-updated with new apps every time that 'update-menus' is
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