[kwlug-disc] Natty Release & Linux / WinXP coexist

Steve Izma sizma at golden.net
Sun Apr 24 23:28:09 EDT 2011

On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 12:42:28PM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Natty Release  & Linux / WinXP coexist
> ... I run a window manager (not
> GNOME/KDE/XFCE), Iceweasel and the LAMP stack at home on a machine
> with 384MB RAM. It is running Debian Etch, I think. It is my main
> machine. It is not snappy for web development but I have done some web
> development on it.  In my experience the LAMP stack is much more
> lightweight than the web browser and desktop environment, especially
> if you are using this box for development (as opposed to production). 

This corresponds to my experience as well. I'd only add that if
you're not running one of the big desktop environments that Paul
mentions, the latest version of Debian stable (squeeze) should
run at least as well as previous stable versions even on old

	-- Steve

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