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#1 2024-05-31 09:43:09

John22233
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Which work environment to choose for a processor two cores and four th

Good day. I have a computer with a processor  2015 year. It has 16 GB of RAM and an AMD processor with two cores and four threads. Please advise which working environment is better to choose?

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#2 2024-05-31 09:55:44

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Re: Which work environment to choose for a processor two cores and four th

If ye meant desktop environment, I think XFCE is the best to go with. Works nicely on most decade-old hardware, featureful, very configurable and comes pre-configured in Devuan as it's default DE. Writing this on Devuan with XFCE


/dev/exbanator /home/chair monkeyfs rw,sync,noauto 1 2

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#3 2024-05-31 11:06:50

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Re: Which work environment to choose for a processor two cores and four th

Hello:

Welcome to Dev1. 8^)

John22233 wrote:

... a computer with a processor  2015 year. It has 16 GB of RAM and an AMD processor with two cores and four threads.

Your 2015 hardware is less than 10 years old. 

I use a ca. 2007 Sun Ultra24 workstation with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 processor and 8.0Gb RAM.

The system boots from a 120Gb/SATA3 SSD drive, has four different sized SAS HDDs SAS drives running from a ca. 2012 LSI SAS1068E SAS controller for storage and such and two ca. 2009 Nvidia Quadro FX580/512Mb cards driving a pair of ca. 2012 Samsung SyncMaster 940n and a ca. 2015 Dell P1914s displays.

There's also a ca. 2000 Adaptec 2940U/UW Pro PCI controller to run a ca. 1995 Umax S6-E SCSI-2 scanner and an external DDS SCSI tape drive should ever need to do such a thing.

As you can see, all of the hardware I am listing is quite dated/has been discontinued, some of it for many years now.
Yet it all works wonderfully well with Devuan Linux Daedalus.

As for the desktop, Mate or XFCE will do fine.
I think you should have no issues with your box.

Best,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2024-05-31 11:51:54)

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#4 2024-05-31 12:06:40

rolfie
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Re: Which work environment to choose for a processor two cores and four th

You should have a look at Mate Desktop if that suits you.

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#5 2024-05-31 15:58:45

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Re: Which work environment to choose for a processor two cores and four th

I run Xfce quite happily on 8 GB RAM.

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#6 2024-05-31 17:20:22

Camtaf
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Re: Which work environment to choose for a processor two cores and four th

I run Devuan/XFCE on an old 2011 HP G62, i3 processor, 4GB ram, with an 80GB HDD, without any problems... wink

(I'd think that you could run any desktop you like with that amount of ram.)

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#7 2024-05-31 18:22:08

fanderal
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Re: Which work environment to choose for a processor two cores and four th

Welcome. Got a 2014 i3 with 2 cores/4 threads, 4GB RAM and can easily run any Devuan environment. Try 'em out and pick the one that feels right for you.

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#8 2024-06-08 14:54:20

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Re: Which work environment to choose for a processor two cores and four th

if you favored kde then choose mate.
if you favored old-school gnome then choose xfce.


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