July 1, 2011

What is the standard Xserver size for low-end computers?

@Andrea

My cpu is an ADM Athlon +1800 1.5GHZ 32bit. I agree that the Xorg server, the latest, works fine on the machine. It is not the Xorg server that concerns me, it is more the WM/DE. Currently I have xubuntu installed using the xfce DE. It works fine, just worried about the mem that it uses. Chrome used 33MB of mem. Consider I don't know what the user will do with it, making more of the system resources available as possible it important. That will allow for scalability. Fluxbox, OpenBox and LXDE will be the ones I will consider for low-end machines. Also to, the mem module is a DDR. So as you se, speed is not my friend.

@marc Deop...

@marc Deop

What I mean is, the Xservers install on linuxOSs are not the same size, especially when you are dealing with an ancient PC. The older the machine the smaller the Xorg foot print I am assuming. If there is a lower size Xserver, it would be good to know.

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I do not recommend using Chrome as your browser as it is the one that...

I do not recommend using Chrome as your browser as it is the one that consumes more memory among the top browsers (different threads per tab...those sort of things)

As for the DE... fluxbox or WMII are great options :)

However... you are asking for Xseerver size? what do you mean? memory resources used? That depends on way too many things to get an accurate answer

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take a look at LXDE and keep Chrome as your browser (or even less), XUbuntu...

take a look at LXDE and keep Chrome as your browser (or even less), XUbuntu is still pretty fat if you compare it with LXDE or those essentials/lights distributions

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