Originally Posted by asym
Maybe is it possible to also think about old machines? I've got a friend of mine and i wish i could run pcbsd with a light desktop environment such as fluxbox or xfce instead of KDE since he has only 192mb of RAM and a pentium 3 processor. Maybe it could be possible to choose the Desktop Environment during installation or maybe multiple versions of pcbsd could be released such as for example ubuntu runs gnome while kubuntu runs kde. Don't know if someone else agrees or not. Thankx in advance
On an HP Vectra P3 500Mhz (katmai) + 340mb RAM and KDE runs great. If I have music playing, am using 2 shells + konqueror / thunder bird and switching between 2 of my 4 desktops (with Gaim in the background) + normal boot up stuff from KDE is when I lag.
And after having WinXP on the same machine and KDE which compares more to my WinXP on a 2.0 Ghz P4 /w 512mb RAM I don't know why people keep calling KDE a system hog, although some programs do drain it.
Would love Blackbox instead of KDE myself.