light wrote:By the way, I just have a simple question (well I hope it is simple). E17 is supposed to be quite light, so I was planning on using it on a laptop with 384 MB RAM, Celeron 2GHz. In your opinion, should I look for alternatives (arch with E17) or Sabayon E17 spin is quite fast? I am asking because generally normal KDE/Gnome spins need a better hardware.
Hmm, Celeron 2G... hope you have a dedicated display card so that graphic is faster.
I have a Celeron 2G computer with 1G Ram and onboard display. This is the slowest among all my computers, even 1.8G Pentium 4 is much faster than the Celeron 2G.
Many distros I tried are very slow , the real issue is the Celeron CPU performance is just too slow especially so when I play movie since it does not have a dedicated display card.
You probably will be better considering some very light distros that have been known to be fast and run well on old computer. On some tests I made with light distros, when playing youtube or HD movie, while CPU load is nearly 100%, the RAM usage is somewhere between 100M to 220M which is suitable for your laptop with 384M. Also I think it is not necessay that E17 is better, there are many light one like lxde, xfce, even fluxbox,JWM etc, as long as they integrate very well for your application, they will perform correctly for the hardware specs you have.
What you could do is just try a few types to compare and choose what worked well for your application.