After several false starts, alternately trying the live and bootable install versions, I have VL 6.0 Light up & running on an ancient Thinkpad 385XD (233MHz Pentium, 96mb RAM, 3Gb HD). Because of the limited disk space, on the first few tries I left out several optional items, but kept having problems getting GUI mode to work, so I finally installed everything. It's now all working, including a wireless connection to my internet router, and I'm more than satisfied with features and speed, but I'm left with almost no free disk space.
This is not my primary (or even secondary) computer, and I'm just looking for some basic office functionality. Despite its name, Pathetic Writer looks OK, but I'm not sure about the SIAG spreadsheet, and doc/xls or Oo compatibility would be a big plus. I also want to keep a usable browser and media player, and the ability to communicate wirelessly with my Windows network. I know I don't need the "dev" package, and I don't have any strong preference regarding a desktop other than wanting a workable GUI.
I'd appreciate some help in safely removing the dev stuff, as well as other suggestions for recovering some disk space (and maybe even boosting performance) without losing functionality.
Thanks in advance for any help.