OK, so I guess people shied away from reading my previous post, probably because I was too specific in the title with the machine I was using. So maybe one of you moderator dudes can erase my previous post and just leave this one.
(You can go ahead and delete this paragraph too if you like..
I am wondering if there is a way to custom-install PC-BSD 8, in order for it to run "smoothly" on an older machine (1.6GHz Centrino processor, 1GB RAM, 32MB ATI Mobility Radeon 7500). I don't really need any of the nice screen/window effects, just a nicely-running system where I can launch apps (Firefox, OpenOffice stuff) quickly.
If there is no way to do that, can someone let me know how to turn stuff like that off? Any recommendations for which video card driver I should be using?
Finally, I'm (obviously) using a laptop: where do I set it so that when I close the lid the computer goes into standby?
Thanks a lot,