[plug] Good config for low-end pentium (was Free CD linux - a ny good ?)

Bruce Fountain B_Fountain at motherwell.com.au
Mon Apr 2 09:36:43 WST 2001

The Thought Assassin wrote:
> Is there a reason you can't just upgrade the packages you need to be
> up-to-date and keep the rest of your system as-is?

Well, it was pretty old and I didn't have much investment in the config.
I thought it would be easier to backup a couple of MB of stuff I wanted
to keep and load a new system from scratch. Actually it didn't work out
so well - the boot disk (Storm/debian) couldn't seem to find my cdrom,
so I hit a bit of a brickwall. Picked up a copy of Mandrake 7.2 on the
weekend and I might give that a go.

> > I could just run fvwm2 (as I have been up until now) but I 
> would like to
> > play around with some GUI development and I guess that means QT.
> Not really. There are a lot of UI toolkits out there, and each of them
> probably has a reason for being preferred to QT in some niche 
> situation.
> No doubt the list can give you an idea of which toolkits to 
> look at if you
> describe the particulars of your situation.

QT looked like the way to go because it is stable, C++ and portable
to Windows. Any other suggestions would be most welcome.

> If your app needs KDE integration, (and it certainly doesn't 
> sound that
> way) then you will want to install KDE for testing. 
> Otherwise, QT is fine
> on it's own

Well I guess I will install it and see what all the fuss is about.
I can always go back to fvwm2.


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