Running Mint 10 wasn't a prob resourcewise. Think end result after much tweakage n borkage n reinstallage was 125 gnome, 90 xfce n 60 fluxbox. Was the being buntu based. Have this bad taste where ubuntu is concerned. Not even sure if it's justified. Just don't like ubuntu, even a derivative of it bothered me enough to get rid of it. At the time bought some dvd's and proceeded to dl lmde with big plans for it.
Some weird reason couldn't get the RW dvd drive to work right n this comps so old no boot from usb n bios. Didn't feel like flashing the bios or going through the trouble of digging up a work around to install lmde. So started doing the light weight distro hop. Will definitely get around to trying Mint's debian stuff. Don't doubt it's fantastic stuff.
Would really like to see Mint come out with a distro specifically meant for old n neglected hardware. Super light, super Minterized as only Linux Mint can do linux. Many people in the world with dated hardware n low sys specs. Guessing that's what they are doing with lmde n etc. Plus getting away from buntu's here comes a new release, ready or not, buggy or not approach. Among other things ... all poss just my imagination.
They'd have their work cut out for em. Thing I'm using now, 43mbs at idle/boot up n now with FF 3.6summin running and a terminal. Drum roll !!! 95mbs. No shortage of user friendly full features either, shrugs. Will still be happy to try Mint's debian though. Bet it's fantastic ... and very linuxy minty.
Sure I could trim down fusion to run fine too. Just again ... have a budding dislike for RH too. Not as intense as the one for buntu. Probably cause I haven't researched them well enough yet. Though there's no law that says people shouldn't make a nice living off of the software they develop either. Maybe I'm a jealous, ignorant butthead. But tis how I feel about it ... sighs.
(too much coffee edit ) which is not to say fusion isn't kickbutt. Mint's buntu stuff is kickbutt too, shrugs. Plus with Mint 10 I had some weird bug I could never figure out. I'd boot up and the hard drive light would stay on ... Until/unless I suspended ... wait 10 secs for the drive to spin down and resume. Was odd n never figured it out. Same thing with buntu 10.10 tried that 1st almost made me give up on linux. Until Mint 10 saved my opinion of nix. At the time blamed it on buntu.
Since then installed summin else ( still installed ) that's debian based ... same thing happens. So must be summin to do with Debian I think now. Aggravating bug ... having to suspend/resume. Just this system I guess. But needless to say I don't boot into that install often now. This distro it doesn't happen, it's slackware based. HDD light boots up, goes out n stays out like it's supposed to with it.