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    pent2 233 + 256 mb ram = problem for debian?

    is this system too slow to run debian
    p2 233 mhz with 256 mb of ram.
    whats your XPerience? capybara

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    Re:pent2 233 + 256 mb ram = problem for debian?

    Should be just fine. If you're going to be using X, make sure and stick with something lightweight, definitely -not- KDE, possibly GNOME, but for optimal performance go for some kind of window manager.

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    Re:pent2 233 + 256 mb ram = problem for debian?

    Here's my PC running Slackware 9.1:

    Pentium II
    199 MhZ
    128 MB Ram

    It runs awesome.. I haven't tried KDE or Gnome but Blackbox && IceWM run great and fast. Get Aterm and it is really awesome.. I've run Debian on this box too.. (unstable).. It is awesome...

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    Re:pent2 233 + 256 mb ram = problem for debian?

    I installed Debian Sid on an IBM Thinkpad 233mhz with 96mb of ram, and Gnome desktop, but I switched to Fluxbox. Using Gnome, it's kinda slow, but no slower then the same machine using Win 98.

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    Re:pent2 233 + 256 mb ram = problem for debian?

    I have P 233 ( Not PII, normal P I ) with 128 MB of RAM. It runs great with IceWM on it. I run Debian testing. This box is a webserver, SSH server, FTP server, gateway/firewall with about 7 users on it. I do not run any VNC stuff so pure SSH tunnel with Lynx works great without any hipcups. Your box should have no problem.

    Like others have said, you should go for a lightweight WMs ( Window managers ) such as Fluxbox/blackbox and IceWM rather than full-blown resource intensive WMs like Gnome or KDE. They will run without any problems but the starting up would rather be slower than using IceWM.

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    Re:pent2 233 + 256 mb ram = problem for debian?

    Sorry I'm a bit late replying on this subject, but, for what it's worth, I am running Libranet 2.8.1, basic install, on a Compaq Armada 1570 laptop, PII, 200 MHz with MMX, 3.0 Gb harddrive, 64 Megs RAM, and using IceWM.

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