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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 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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  • FSDEXT2
    FSDEXT2 is a port of the second extended file system (ext2fs) to Windows 95; albeit a read-only version.
  • FSlint
    FSlint is a toolkit to clean filesystem lint. It includes a GTK+ GUI as well as a command line interface and can be used to reclaim disk space. It has an interface for uninstalling packages,
  • FSter
    FSter is a virtual filesystem implementation based on FUSE and exploiting Tracker's indexer to allow access to files according to the metadata with which they?re associated.
  • Funifs
    Funifs is a variant of the unionfs filesystem limited to read-only unions of read-only branches.
  • FunionFS
    FunionFS is a union filesystem for the FUSE driver that allows a small read-write filesystem to be superimposed on read-only media such as a CD-ROM. It is useful for live CD distributions or systems storing files in a PROM or a compressed filesystem such as CRAMFS.
  • fuse-zip
    fuse-zip is a FUSE file system to navigate, extract, create, and modify ZIP archives based on libzip implemented in C++. You can work with ZIP archives as real directories. Unlike KIO or Gnome VFS, it can be used in any application without modifications.
  • Fusedaap
    Fusedaap is a read-only FUSE filesystem, allowing for browsing and accessing DAAP (iTunes) music shares. One possible use for fusedaap is to allow applications that don't have native DAAP support to easily access music from DAAP shares.
  • fuseflt
    fuseflt is a FUSE filesystem that allows the user to define file conversion filters that will be applied when requested. It relies on filename extensions to determine file types.
  • fusenrg
    FuseNRG allows you to mount Ahead Nero NRG files on your Unix system with FUSE. On the mounted directory, there will be an ISO file equivalent to the original NRG file. Such an ISO file can be mounted with fuseiso, or burned to a CD with cdrecord or even Ahead Nero itself.
  • Gfarm
    Gfarm filesystem is a next-generation network shared file system, which will be an alternative solution of NFS, and will meet a demand for much larger, much reliable, and much faster file system.
  • GFS: The Global File System
    GFS (Global File System) is a cluster file system. It allows a cluster of computers to simultaneously use a block device that is shared between them (with FC, iSCSI, NBD, etc...). GFS reads and writes to the block device like a local filesystem, but also uses a lock module to allow the computers coordinate their I/O so filesystem consistency is maintained.
  • GitFS
    GitFS is a fuse- and git-based remote filesystem with local cache for disconnected operation. It does periodic commits and pushes/pulls to keep a local shadow file system in sync with a remote repository.
  • GlusterFS
    GlusterFS is a cluster file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. GlusterFS is based on a stackable user space design without compromising performance.
  • goofs
    goofs is a userspace filesystem that aims to expose Google services such as Picasa images, contacts, blogs, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. It is written using the Python binding for FUSE together with the Python gdata API.
  • GSTFS
    GSTFS (GStreamer FS) is a filesystem for on-demand transcoding of music files between different formats. It utilizes the GStreamer library for conversion, so any formats supported by GStreamer should also be supported by GSTFS.
  • InterMezzo
    InterMezzo was a distributed file system with a focus on high availability. InterMezzo is an Open Source project, currently on Linux (2.2 and 2.3). A primary target of our development is to provide support for flexible replication of directories, with disconnected operation and a persistent cache.
  • JFS
    IBM's journaled file system technology, currently used in IBM enterprise servers, is designed for high-throughput server environments, key to running intranet and other high-performance e-business file servers
  • Joliet
    Joliet is a Microsoft extension to the ISO 9660 filesystem that allows Unicode characters to be used in filenames.
  • konspire
    a new distributed file-sharing system featuring fast, exhaustive searches and modest network bandwidth requirements
  • Lanyard Filesystem
    Lanyard Filesystem (LanyFS) is a a filesystem designed for removable storage devices, particularly those small gadgets one would carry around using a lanyard.
  • ldapfuse
    ldapfuse is a virtual filesystem for FUSE which allows navigation of an LDAP tree.
  • Lessfs
    Lessfs is a high performance inline data deduplicating file system for Linux. Lessfs complies to the POSIX standard and is very useful for backup purposes as well as providing storage for virtual machine images.
  • LinLogFS
    to implement a log-structured file system within the Linux 2.2.x kernels. LinLogFS has a filesystem-independent core that provides general services required for a log-structured file system and uses a "traditional" file system implementation to do the actual filesystem/VFS operations
  • LoggedFS
    LoggedFS is a fuse-filesystem which can log every operations in the filesystem (open, read, write, chmod, chown, remove, etc...). The configuration file allows to logs operations only for certains files with a regexp.
  • loggerfs
    loggerfs is a FUSE-based virtual file system that automatically parses log files and sends that information to a defined database. Existing log parsers usually run periodically and scan the entire file for changes. loggerfs takes a different approach by providing a virtual file system. Whenever data is appended to a virtual file by the logging daemon, the information is directly stored in the database.
  • Logic File System
    The Logic File System enables the user to access files through an additionnal mountpoint, /lfs, where powerful logic queries can be issued and navigation can be done through different dimensions, like date, size, or extension. For instance,
  • lpkfuse
    lpkfuse is a FUSE filesystem that lets you place all the SSH public keys of your users into LDAP.
  • LUFS Userland Filesystem
    LUFS Userland Filesystem is a hybrid userspace filesystem framework supporting an indefinite number of filesystems (localfs, sshfs implemented so far) transparently for any application. It consists of a kernel module and an userspace daemon. Basicly it delegates most of the VFS calls to a specialized daemon which handles them.
  • lustre
    next-generation cluster file system which can serve clusters with 10,000's of nodes, petabytes of storage, move 100's of GB/sec with state of the art security and management infrastructure. The 1.0 release of Lustre will happen early 2003 and will target clusters up to 1,000 nodes with 100'TB's of storage
  • LynxFS
    LynxFS is a filesystem driver for LynxOS filesystem images. It is based on FUSE. The LynxOS filesystem appears to be very similar to BSD's FFS. This driver may be of use to people inspecting or debugging embedded systems.
  • Magma
    Magma is an experimental network filesystem for Linux and BSD kernels based on a distributed hash table. Each object stored is called a "flare" and is managed using its SHA1 hash key. Flares can be moved as opaque objects from node to node and requests can be proxied through the network transparently to the user. Its goals are scalability, redundancy, data availability, compliance with POSIX, and basic encryption on the user side.
  • Mandos
    The Mandos system allows computers to have encrypted root file systems and at the same time be capable of remote or unattended reboots. The computers run a small client program in the initial RAM disk environment which will communicate with a server over a network. All network communication is encrypted using TLS. The clients are identified by the server using an OpenPGP key that is unique to each client. The server sends the clients an encrypted password. The encrypted password is decrypted by the clients using the same OpenPGP key, and the password is then used to unlock the root file system.
  • memcachefs
    memcachefs is FUSE based filesystem which mounts the memcache server. It allows you to view the cache data of memcached like regular files.
  • MinorFs
    MinorFS is a userspace filesystem for Linux providing private storage to pseudo persistent processes. This allows programs that are run by a user to keep some data safe from all potential malware that runs with all this users' privileges.
  • Moose File System
    Moose File System is a networking, distributed, fault tolerant file system. It spreads data over several servers visible to a user as one resource. For standard file operations, MooseFS, mounted with FUSE, acts as other Unix-alike filesystems.
  • Mumufs
    Mumufs is a virtual file system to support IPC of type many-to-many. It resides in RAM, and supports regular files, directories, symbolic, and hard links.
  • MUSE
    MUSE is an implementation of a "multiple mounts merging" filesystem. It uses symlinks to avoid R/Ws going through fuse.
  • MySQLfs
    MySQLfs is a FUSE filesystem that stores attributes, directory tree structure, and data blocks as MySQL data.
  • NILFS
    NILFS is a log-structured file system, and it is downloadable as open-source software. NILFS is an abbreviation of the New Implementation of a Log-structured File System. A log-structured file system has the characteristic that all file system data including metadata is written in a log-like format. Data is never overwritten, only appended in this file system. This greatly improves performance because there is little overhead regarding disk seeks.
  • NNFS
    Non-Networked File System provides a consistent file system over several non networked UNIX computers (or slow networked).
  • NOOFS
    NOOFS is a project which aims at creating an innovative file system, whose source code is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. The major goal of this project is to provide a file system storing its data in an SQL relational database. NOOFS is an experimental project which gives solution to the problems and limitations of the current file system.
  • OBDFS
    an Object-Based Filesystem architecture which is part of the Lustre project. OBDFS separates the handling of storage objects, such as files or redirectors to files from the on-disk storage. This allows easy implementation of logical object drivers such as RAID, clustering, snapshots, and remote device access
  • ObexFS
    ObexFS is a FUSE-based filesystem using OBEX to access the memory on mobile phones.
  • OCFS2
    OCFS2 is a POSIX-compliant shared-disk cluster file system for Linux capable of providing both high performance and high availability.
  • OpenAFS
    OpenAFS is a distributed filesystem product that offers a client-server architecture for file sharing, providing location independence, scalability and transparent migration capabilities for data.
  • Opendedup
    Opendedup is a project that develops a deduplication based filesystem for Linux called SDFS. SDFS is designed to support the unique needs of virtual environments and supports enhanced functionality for VMWare, Xen, and KVM. I
  • OpenGFS Project
    a continuation of the GPL version of the Global File System as originally started by Sistina but that later switched to a non-free license
  • OperaFS
    OperaFS is a Linux implementation of the Opera file system, which is the file system used on 3DO CD-ROMs.

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