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? > > TIA! > > Jeff > As others have said, you should be fine with 384MB RAM. One thing to note - I think the graphical installer requires 512MB to run (check the release notes) so you would need to perform a text mode install. Do a fairly minimal install and add whatever you want afterwards with YUM.