April 9th, 2008, 09:08 AM #1
I just tried this version of Ubuntu. It features the Enlightment GUI, which while is in Beta, is really cool. It is almost out of Beta, so they aren't many bugs.
The advantage to this GUI is that it is really fast, while retaining quite a bit of eye candy. It easily runs on my P-III 730 MHz w/ a GeForce4 Mx4000, with 512MB of RAM.
The interface is different, however, once you get used to it, it's actually better than a more traditional GUI.
It has a different app set than GNOME, no Open Office, but there is VLC Video Player.
Edit- The main disadvantage to this GUI is that it likes to use RAM.
456 MB out of 503 MB.
But, it seems fast and responsive.
Last edited by #43 fan; April 9th, 2008 at 09:23 AM.
April 9th, 2008, 10:39 AM #2Originally Posted by #43 fan
April 9th, 2008, 10:56 AM #3
It's using Enlightenment version E17, which is still beta. You probably used version E16 which isn't beta but apparently doesn't have half of the features that are being put into E17.
I use OpenGEU on my laptop and it's great. You can use keyboard shortcuts very easily and after disabling/uninstalling all the unnecessary Ubuntu stuff, the memory footprint of the whole system is quite small. Not DSL or Puppy Linux small but smaller then standard Ubuntu with the complete Gnome desktop and WAY smaller then any KDE-based distro I've used.
April 9th, 2008, 12:02 PM #4
Hmm. Maybe I will give it a try. Whats the link(so I can access it at home).
April 9th, 2008, 10:22 PM #5
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April 11th, 2008, 09:49 PM #8
Installed Freedroid on the old P-III, and it works fine.
Graphics are ancient, but still fun. My little brother is playing it as we speak.
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