[CentOS] Low-memory Centos5?

Thu May 29 12:14:24 UTC 2008
Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com>

On Thursday 29 May 2008 12:31:17 Jeffrey B. Layton wrote:
> Good morning,
> I've inherited an old laptop from my wife that I'd like to
> use when I travel (it's fairly small with a 12" screen). The
> bad part is that it is maxed out on memory with 384MB.
> Has anyone played with using Centos5 on systems with
> little memory? Ideally, I don't need too much - Firefox,
> Openoffice, a little Perl/Python/C here and there. I was
> thinking about using either XFCE or Icewm as the window
> manager. I'd also like it to work with the existing wireless
> card (Dlink DWL-G650). Any thoughts or recommendations?
For a time I ran FC6 on a laptop with only 256MB RAM, and I ran kde!  It was 
slow, yes, but quite usable as long as I did one thing at a time.  
Considering the similarity between FC6 and CentOS5 I would think you'd be OK, 
using it with care.  ISTR that Firefox occasionally caused runaway cpu, but I 
doubt if the same problem exists in the current CentOS version.


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