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Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments
I have selected my pick of desktop environments that are excellent candidates for older hardware. They typically run well on low-spec machines, even a system with a Pentium II 266MHz CPU, a processor that is now 16 years old. All of the desktops are released under freely distributable licenses. If your Linux box feels sluggish in general use, try one of the desktops featured below. It may just save you from discarding a perfectly good machine.

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Nautilus
Nautilus is a desktop-management and service-delivery platform for the network user environment (NUE), a framework for making computers easy to use and maintain. Read more

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  • Brickout
    a ball-and-paddle game where it's your objective to destroy bricks on the screen
  • Bridges
    The objective of the game is to connect your 'bridge' between the left and right side of the screen, while the computer attempts to connect between the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Bugsquish
    in Bug Squish, you must defend your arm from an onslaught of blood-sucking insects. Use your fly-swatter to squish them before they suck you dryv
  • Bust'em
    (commercial) an addictive fast-action game featuring great graphics and sound, tons of levels and power-ups, and the Penny Arcade Fighters
  • Candy Cruncher
    (commercial) move the space around the board, completing rows and columns of identical candies to make them crunch away! You only have a limited amount of time, so plan ahead and don't get trapped by the immovable Black Jellybeans
  • Eligo
    (shareware) Eligo is a collection of puzzle games. Originally a Lines clone, it now has 8 different gaming modes.
  • eLoadRunner
    eLoadRunner is a LoadRunner game clone for embedded devices as Zaurus and it can run on any Linux system too.
  • Exult
    a port of an Ultima 7 game engine
  • Froot
    Froot is a colorful fruity game.
  • frotz
    cross compile of the popular infocom game interpreter for linux
  • GNU Chess
    an ipkg of this popular free chess program
  • Gomoku Moro
    an implementation of the ancient Asian game Gomoku. The game was played as early as 700 AD in China
  • GoVRec
    This program is designed to record Go-Games on any Linux platform, in particular on devices with little computing power.
  • Handheld Quake
    a CVS repository of Quake which has been ported for use with handheld devices
  • Hanoi
    Move disks from one stack to another, or just watch the Zaurus solve it for you.
  • iceblox
    iceblox is a port of a java game from javaonthebrain.
  • IceBloxx
    a clone of the java game "IceBlox" written in C++ for the Qt library, using the graphics from IceBlox. The objective of the game is to get the coins inside the ice blocks, while evading the evil flames
  • Interstellar Flames
    Interstellar Flames is a vast horde of alien battleships is approaching our solar system. Due to maintenance problems only one fighter craft is ready to defend the planet. Fly dangerous missions against huge battlecruisers, dogfight with enemy fighters in asteroid fields and destroy the alien fleet before it enslaves Earth.
  • Kpacman
    a Qtopia port for this very popular game
  • LambdaMOO
    LambdaMOO, compiled for the Sharp Zaurus. Run it in the background, telnet to it and interact with it.
  • Mancala5000
    a game which is playable on the Sharp Zaurus. The user interface is simple and easy to use, but provides a lot of information and options
  • Maze Bomber
    (commercial) an old classic labyrinth like game. The inspiration of the game was Bomber Man for Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • Missile Command
    Missile Command is a Zaurus port of the Linux Missile Game.
  • Pico Fermi Bagels
    Pico Fermi Bagels is a number guessing game similar to MasterMind or Jotto.
  • PixRoundup
    The objective of this game is to "Roundup" the moving dots (Pixies) on the screen into the green box. Click on the screen to add or remove a red block. The lower the score the better you did.
  • PrBoom
    allows you to play Doom on your Zaurus! Works with Doom 1 shareware, Doom 1, Doom 2, and The Ultimate Doom
  • PurpleBlaster
    an addictive shoot'em'up based on the popular Asteroids(tm) game of the '80s. Your mission is simple... destroy all the aliens, their cruiser craft and their motherships
  • Q-Maki
    Q-Maki is a version of Maki (also known as the Same Game).
  • QMame
    a Qtopia port of (X)MAME
  • QpMud
    a MUD Client for Qtopia primarily running on the Zaurus handheld
  • Qtopia GnuBoy
    a Qtopia port of Gnuboy Gameboy emulator. It supports both color and black & white games however sound has not been tested
  • Quake
    a port of the ever popular Quake
  • Rubik Unbound
    Rubik Unbound is a Java applet of the classic Rubik's Cube game. Twist or rotate by using the stylus and dragging in the direction you want to go.
  • Scummvm
    A rewrite of the Scumm engine that allows Lucasarts games (Day of the Tentacle, Sam'n Max, Indiana Jones, etc.) to run on the Zaurus (amongst many other platforms). Read more
  • Scummvm
    Scummvm is a rewrite of the Scumm engine that allows Lucasarts games (Day of the Tentacle, Sam'n Max, Indiana Jones, etc.) to run on the Zaurus. Read more
  • SFCave
    In SFCave you must fly the dot through the caverns without hitting the roof or the walls.
  • Shufflewords
    a one or multi player desktop game. The aim of the game is to guess a word from the shuffled letters which are presented to you. Guessing right will reward you with points. Guessing wrong will count your energy down. Is it zero the game is over
  • Sokobon
    Sokobon is a quick and dirty port of ksokobon from KDE to the QT/Palmtop system. It's not complete, and not pretty, but very usable.
  • Solitaire-jm
    solitaire version based on the QPE CVS version 1.4 contains Freecell, Patience and (added) Spider
  • swingman
    (commercial) a fun, quick, pleasant diversion from your normal workday. Based on the popular and timeless Hangman game, it offers you a quick break from your normal work routine
  • Tritoc
    (commercial) a small desktop game for the Zaurus. One or two player try to occupy a game board of 9 fields containing 9 holes. Each of the fields as well as the game itself is won by placing 3 pieces of the same color into one row, coloumn or diagonal (ala Tic-Tac-Toe)
  • UE
    a simple game for the Zaurus
  • Vectoroids
    a vector-based rock-shooting game similar to the arcade classic "Asteroids."
  • WarpFleet
    WarpFleet is a starship combat simulator for the Sharp Zaurus PDA.
  • Zauralign
    a one player boardgame for embedded Linux/QT. A bit similar to Tetris in this game you have to keep a game board free, fighting against new pieces appearing every move and clutter the board. You remove pieces by aligning pieces of the same colour in a row, column or diagonal. If you have aligned enough pieces (default: 5) they will vanish making more room on the board
  • Zaurus Freeciv
    a port of Freeciv to the Sharp Zaurus SL5500 Linux PDA. The project is in very early stages
  • Zaurus Star Castle
    a clone of the old vector-based arcade game "Star Castle" by Cinematronics. (Based on XSC for X-Window)

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