[OZAPRS] Off Topic: Linux, Xastir advice needed

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Tue Dec 28 20:41:41 EST 2004

On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 07:32:29PM +1000, Merv Joyce wrote:
> Firstly, though I have played with and programmed quite a number of
> Linux systems I am far from "expert".  I have not tried "Xastir" so
> cannot comment directly in that regard.
> My advice is in regard to running "X".  With only 32Mb of memory you
> will find getting a "reasonable" response time hard going from my
> experience.  I can confirm from experience that with each later release
> of Red Hat the requirement for full "X" support requires more and more
> memory and processor speed for "acceptable" response.  

That's certainly true if you attempt to run GNOME or KDE,
which many distributions use as their default desktop these days.

However there are many more lightweight alternatives around which
have less frills but also much reduced footprint. eg the X window
manager fvwm.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>
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