Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 4th Apr 2007 18:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems were once more very kind to send us one of their products for a review. Geeks sells cheap laptops --among others-- and so we asked for a low-cost laptop without an operating system in it for the purpose of this review. They sent us the IBM T23, (currently selling for just $299) and an extra 256 MB stick of RAM ($30). We tested the laptop with three different OSes, read on for more.
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... and alternative DEs?
by moleskine on Wed 4th Apr 2007 20:49 UTC
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My laptop is a P3 1 gig (Toshiba), but with Nvidia graphics. It's always worked a treat though I've never gone further than a rather crude "sudo hibernate" rather than lid-closing automation.

Imho, this is an ideal situation for Xfce rather than Gnome. Gnome is a little sluggish here (I've only tried up to 2.14) whereas Xfce really flies. Same is true for other stuff, like try Thunderbird or Sylpheed-Claws rather than Evolution, etc

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