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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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  • Annarrchat
    a chatroom with MUDlike command syntax and features.
  • Bayonne
    Bayonne is the multi-line "voice response" telephony server of the GNU project. When one speaks of Bayonne as a "telephony" server, in this regard, the purpose of Bayonne is to provide a service daemon which can automatically process telephone callers on a GNU operating system in an extensible manner.
  • BLD
    BLD is a simple and efficient standalone daemon designed to automatically build blacklists.
  • capircvd
    capircvd is for the receipt of faxes (G3) and Voice calls under Linux with AVM B1 active Controller and CAPI from isdn4linux.
  • Citadel
    Citadel is an implementation of the Citadel system on the Unix platform. It takes full advantage of modern technology to make the user experience as intuitive as possible while continually emphasizing the tradition of online community oriented conversation. Read more
  • DConnect Daemon
    DConnect Daemon acts as a Direct Connect hub. It is written in pure C and utilizes threads.
  • diald
    Internet on demand daemon
  • dialmon
    dialmon is a monitor daemon which complements the diald daemon.
  • DXSpider DX Cluster
    a Ham Radio program that connects to other similar programs by radio or the internet and provides a real-time information service to Ham Radio operators rather like IRC
  • geektalkd
    geektalkd is a simple chat server designed for use with thin clients (like telnet, netcat, or one of the avaliable perl clients). It features multiple channels, private whispers, and everything else you would expect from a chat server.
  • gpsd
    a daemon that listens to a GPS or Loran receiver and translates the positional data into a simplified format that can be more easily used by other programs, like chart plotters
  • isdngw
    isdngw is a gateway between telephony on ISDN and telephony on IP networks using H.323. It is based on OpenH323 and ISDN4Linux. The gateway uses ISDN to make and receive calls but any type of phone (pots, mobiles...) can call and be called.
  • IServerd
    implements the ICQ V3 groupware protocol, and supports the V5 protocol
  • NewsCache
    NewsCache is a free cache server for USENET News. NewsCache acts to news reading clients like a news server, except that it stores only those articles that have been requested by at least one client. NewsCache targets problems of the current News System like network bandwidth consumption or the IO load caused by news clients.
  • NNTPCache
    NNTPCache executes on the localhost pretending to be an NNRP news-reading server. In fact, what it does is pass certain NNTP commands through to real (remote and possibly local) news-servers based on various pattern-matching rules.
  • Pagey
    a paging/SMS daemon written entirely in Python. It accepts SNPP connections and supports multiple paging devices (currently Siemens M1 and M20 SMS devices). It comes with a simple Email to SMS gateway
  • PPP-CBCP-Server
    this version of the standard ppp-daemon supports the Microsoft CallBack Configuration Protocol
  • PreViking
    an Open Source (tm) Telephony Daemon written in C. It has been designed with a modular structure that easily allows the addition of different services and the support of different hardware
  • rdiald
    a daemon that allows the computers from the home network to initiate a dialup-connection to a service provider. It also allows the execution of arbitrary commands previously defined in a config file (sendmail or fetchmail for example).
  • Ringconnectd
    Ringconnectd auto-connects online when you call your modem line.
  • SuperSAFT
    SuperSAFT is a communication protocol and stands for Simple Asynchronous File Transfer. SuperSAFT implements SAFT.
  • touch_newsgroup
    touch_newsgroup is a perl script which "touches" low-traffic newsgroups so that leafnode does not stop reading them (requires Net::NNTP module).
  • xtell
    xtell allows you to send messages between computers running an xtell server.
  • xws
    a multi-user chat server that also hosts crossword puzzles. Or perhaps it's a multi-player crossword puzzle engine that also supports chatting amongst its players. Whichever it is, it understands the popular [Across Lite] puzzle file format



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