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  • #7002

    A Moogle
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    As the title states, I’m in need of a little advice.

    I’m currently running off my backup system, and it doesnt have much in the way of power. I need an especially-low-resource usage distro. As-is, I have Fedora 11 running on it. Operation seems smooth, but I’m not exactly sure how well it’ll handle me trying to run JK3:JA.

    The machine itself has an old Pentium Dualcore in it, rated at 2.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, and a REALLY old GeForce 7400LE (not sure on the cards details). RAM is 2x 1GB DDR2 dualchannel, 533 MHz.

    I’ve been away for a while, huh? Been busy (almost obsessive) trying to learn more in the way of C++. Not to mention moving, which took a good 4 months of my time. (I’m quite lazy)

    #57558

    Laptops Daddy
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    hi. i like a tech question.

    my thoughts are that those are fairly respectable specs by linux standards. i doubt youll notice much difference between distributions. the desktop environment could make a diff, but thats usually not tied to the dist.

    specialist especially-low-resource usage distro implies, you know, itx, running from a pendrive, 500mhz pc the size of a cornflake box, and i dont think thats where youre at.

    i say stay mainstream. decide on the distribution the same way you usually would.

    there are two things i consider when selecting a general use linux dist for a home pc. these are: hows the package management? and is it crippled?

    as always, debian is a nice safe bet and suse is excellent with its 1 click install.

    perhaps gnome rather than kde for a no frills dekstop. or maybe fluxbox?

    #57559

    tumbleweed
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    I run Mepis8 with KDE3.5 on a box with lower specs than that, and I can play Scorched. AMD, Athlon 64 2800, Nvidia 6200gt, 2G ram. I do turn some of the water detail down though..

    Supposedly KDE4 is easier on system resources, but your mileage may vary.

    It is easy to install various GUI’s Debian type systems, and pick the one you want at startup. Fluxbox, LDXE, and IceWM are all good choices, it’s a matter of personal preference.

    #57560

    A Moogle
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    Ah, so this machine isn’t lowend when running linux, I gather. One more question, though: I’m thinking of running it on my main machine once I repair it, but still want to run at least Oblivion. I suppose I could run a dual-boot, although I’d rather not unless it’s the only option.

    In short, I know that Oblivion is rather buggy in Wine currently, but am not sure about running it in a virtual machine – would either of these work decently, or enough to make it playable?

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