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? I have a number of 256Mb Centos installs here with Gnome. I shut off as many services as possible, and it runs. I made the swap partition (Yes I manually create a separate swap partition instead of running it in LVM) at least 512Mb if not more. Firefox 1.5 works fine. Watch yourself with OpenOffice, don't have too much running. One trick I do with Centos servers running with only 256Mb, is run VNCserver and then from my notebook access with Gnome. This works great, only a one line change in the vnc files to have Gnome as your GUI on the server.