A retro retro desktop facelift

Now that everything is up and online and business is more or less back to normal, I realized I had gotten a little tired of looking at this …

And instead decided to put this together.


Well that’s a giant leap forward. :roll: Nothing like swirling together a vague tribute to an IceBuntu desktop, which was itself a vague tribute to the old Feisty Fawn desktop. Yeah, I’m really going out on a limb there.

Ah well. I’ve never suggested I was particularly avant-garde. My interest lies with resurrecting the hardware, not designing the desktops. :|

On the other hand, I see now that ConnochaetOS has IceWM and a few other additions in its repository; I may see how this behaves at 150Mhz. Probably not good, but worth checking. Science! :mrgreen:

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5 Responses to “A retro retro desktop facelift”

  1. 1 Jonathan Page 2010/11/29 at 1:48 PM

    I can say from experience that IceWM runs just fine at 133MHz. In fact, I had ConochaetOS’s predecessor, DeLi Linux, on that machine.

  2. 2 llewton 2010/11/30 at 5:14 AM

    Well.. at least you tried :D
    Seriously, that’s a pity fluxbuntu died. Or maybe not, it’s easy to build.

  3. 3 duken 2010/11/30 at 1:07 PM

    IceWM and Fluxbox are slow but at decent speed on a Jornada 690 of the JLime distro. They’ve done a great job on those. That’s on a 110MHz SH RISC CPU with 32MB of RAM, so on a Pentium that may translate into something even slightly better.

  1. 1 My uglified ConnochaetOS beta 2 desktop « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2010/12/10 at 10:44 PM
  2. 2 Back to Openbox « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2010/12/26 at 8:13 AM

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Some recent desktops

May 6, 2011
Musca 0.9.24 on Crux Linux
150Mhz Pentium 96Mb 8Gb CF

May 14, 2011
IceWM 1.2.37 and Arch Linux
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Some recent games

Apr. 21, 2011
Oolite on Xubuntu 11.04
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

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