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What Version Should I get?
« on: March 21, 2008, 09:37:41 pm »

I have a Pentium III.   128 mb Memory (Yeah, I know I need to upgrade-that cost).  I got plenty of hard drive space.

I would like KDE Desktop if possible.

I have also notice the  cd ordering page is down.

Thank You for your help and sorry if I posted to the wrong forum.


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Re: What Version Should I get?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 09:52:02 pm »

Try 5.8 SOHO but 128Mb RAM may be cutting it close. You could also try 5.9 STD and add KDE from the repository.
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Re: What Version Should I get?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 10:12:28 pm »

KDE on a system with 128MB of RAM will be slower than molasses running uphill in the wintertime.  Your system will absolutely crawl.  Go with the Xfce desktop or a lightweight window manager.  Vector Linux 5.9 Standard is your best choice.
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Re: What Version Should I get?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 04:37:00 am »

If you can get some more RAM KDE would be a lot snappier that's for sure. Even if you get it to run without swapping on 128 MB, it will start swapping when you start for instance Firefox to do some browsing.

If you decide to try anyways, turn off as much unused services in VASM, and you might want to consider trimming and tweaking KDE a bit as well.
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