Anyway the point of this is there are a number of suggestions from the Slashdot story to look into... In approximate order of popularity (and ignoring commercial distributions that you can't download for free):
Most of these are just window managers, some are full desktop tools. Anyway I intend to try some to see how they fare ... no point in having a system so slow as to be practically unusable. Some seemed to suggest that using konqueror without the rest of KDE, and one of the above would work well. A review of Linux desktops has a good list of resource requirements for fluxbox, xfce, KDE, Gnome. Another idea would be using kdrive instead of a full X server...
On a related note, read this interview with the CEO of Centaur about creating not-so-fast not-so-power-hungry not-so-expensive x86 processors for VIA. Good stuff - would be great to see more of these being used in South Africa.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook