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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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  • Magic Mounter
    mimics the behaviour of MacOS with regards to automatic monitoring and mounting of the volumes in your system (CDs, ZIP disks, floppies, HDs) using their volume name as the mount point
  • Magnification Composite Manager
    The Magnification Composite Manager (MCM) is a screen magnifier that enlarges all or a portion of the screen for visually-impaired users of the Gnome desktop. The user's preferences are configured in the Gnome control panel for the magnifier, Gnome Scope (gscope).
  • Masna
    Masna provides a simple graphical interface (GUI) to manage Nautilus scripts.
  • md5copy
    md5copy copies one or more files / directories to a destination, and compute an md5 checksum on the fly. Currently the .md5 files are generated per directory.
  • Mfsm
    Mfsm is an X-Windows Motif utility that monitors free space and user quotas of filesystems.
  • Mount-gtk
    Mount-gtk is a front end for pmount. It provides a means of mounting devices with pmount through a graphical interface.
  • MToolsFM
    a graphical frontend for mtools. It is based on GTK+ V1.2 and released under the GPL
  • Métamorphose File -n- Folder Renamer
    Métamorphose File -n- Folder Renamer is a mass file renaming program that combines great flexability with an intuitive interface. It allows many command line renaming operations in a single utility, well-suited for those who need to rename large numbers of files and/or folders on a regular basis. However, the ease of the interface ensures that a first-time user will not find it too frustrating to use.
  • ncps
    ncps is an ncurses based ps utility that can sort processes to criteria and also displays processes in tree format.
  • NEsGUI
    a GTK+ GUI using the NEshare library
  • Obmenu
    Obmenu is a menu editor designed for openbox. It's easy to use, allowing to get the most out of the powerful Openbox menu system, while hiding the xml layout from the user.
  • OneFinger
    a graphical shell for linux where you compose CLI commands with the mouse. You only have to type them once; later you can select them from a list. You also have a file browser to insert filenames without typing. It also features "narrowing".
  • Otak
    to provide a visual interface to programs, that doesn't have one, but needs to take arguments, that can be selected from list
  • Parcellite
    Parcellite is a lightweight GTK+ clipboard manager. This is a stripped down, basic-features-only clipboard manager with a small memory footprint for those who like simplicity. Read more
  • peless
    a simple text file lister. It only displays files and never modifies them. It can display multiple files using a tabbed notebook. It can display international characters. It can search the files for regular expressions or literal expressions. Users can choose the fonts used to display files
  • pload
    pload is an Xaw based network load monitor.
  • PrefixSuffix
    a GUI application that renames batches of files by changing the beginning or end of their names
  • Pro Forma
    a GUI tool that lets you fill out forms on your computer like you would with a typewriter
  • psDooM
    a process monitor and manager for *nix systems. It could be considered a graphical interface to the 'ps', 'renice', and 'kill' commands. psDooM is based on XDoom, which is based on id Software's 'Doom'
  • pyFind
    pyFind is a Find File utility for Gnome. Primarily written in Python and the pygtk / pygnome wrapper.
  • pyFind2
    a simple Find File utility. It's entirely written in Python and sports a pygtk2 GUI interface
  • pygmed
    pygmed is a simple editor for ".desktop" files. It has two panels for editing files. Each panel works independently from the other.
  • PylotLight
    PylotLight is a cross-platform, themeable, plugin-supporting system for general computing tasks. It is comparable to QuickSilver, which you may recognize if you use a Mac. Current plugins exist for Web searches, Firefox bookmark launching, filesystem browsing and managing, subversion control, terminal control, and more.
  • Pysize
    Pysize is a graphical and console tool for exploring the size of directories. Three user interfaces are available using the --ui command line option. The best available UI is chosen by default.
  • QSynergy
    QSynergy is a comprehensive and easy-to-use graphical front end for Synergy. Synergy lets a user control more than one computer with a single mouse and keyboard (and has lots and lots of extra features on top of that). Since Synergy only has a GUI for MS Windows, QSynergy was written to step in and fill this gap for users on Mac and Unix platforms.
  • Quickrun
    brings up a window to let you quickly run commands without having to start an xterm. It features a command history and filename completion
  • RedshiftGUI
    Redshiftgui changes the color temperature of your monitor to better match that of your surrounding. This means that it sets a cooler color temperature during the daytime (due to natural lighting) and sets a warmer temperature at night (due to indoor lighting). Similar to f.lux, this is a GUI port of the redshift project.
  • regexxer
    a nifty GUI search/replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions. If you need project-wide substitution and you're tired of hacking sed command lines together, then you should definitely give it a try
  • Renamer
    a small Qt based file renamer program for Linux, which can easely renames a lot of file with same style
  • reXgrep
    a powerful, intutive and user-friendly interface to the grep command, which has been built using the GTK+ toolkit. It allows one to search for keywords in a more intutive fashion by using relationships like "Exact Phrase", "All", "Some" and "None" apart from "Regular Expressions" which the classical grep program supports
  • RFind
    RFind is a little application that indexes the filenames of a given directory, and allows to quickly search this index with regular expressions.
  • rpmstatus
    rpmstatus is a Perl script that generates web-pages which shows which RPM packages are installed on client machines.
  • RSIBreak
    RSIBreak will sit in your system tray and when it is time for a break it will show you the picture full screen. All timings can be set by clicking with the right mouse button on the icon in the system tray.
  • run-free
    a free, GNU licensed command line launcher for your chosen X Windows desktop environment
  • RunLaunch
    RunLaunch is a gtk/gnome program execution utility. Features include: A run in terminal facility, File Browser. Executables can be found using a standard gnome/gtk file browser, Program history. Dropdown box for selecting a previous executed program, Automatic history completion. Start typing a previous command line and it will be automatically completed.
  • Runner
    Runner is a simple and fast X11 menu for starting commands. It's meant to be a fast start menu for often used programs.
  • Sagasu
    Sagasu is a GNOME tool to find strings in multiple files. The user specifies the search directory and the set of files to be searched. Double-clicking on a search result launches a user command that can for example load the file in an editor at the appropriate line.
  • screenie
    Screenie is a small and lightweight GNU screen frontend that is designed to be a session handler that simplifies the process of administrating detached jobs by providing an interactive menu.
  • screenpager
    Screenpager is a screenwise pager for X workstations running Xinerama. It is similar to a desktop pager, but it works at the level of screens. Instead of paging the desktop as a whole, it can page each screen independently, or move pages from screen to screen.
  • ScsiaddGui
    ScsiaddGui is a graphical user interface for the scsiadd - utility. Insert your scanner to the running system without having to reboot.
  • squint
    squint is command that duplicates the output of a monitor into a X11 window. The purpose of such a gadget is to allow displaying a presentation (or making any kind of demonstration) on multiple monitors in the same time without cloning the entire screen.
  • Superkill
    finish one or more processes with the same name, or the specified PID
  • Sweeper
    Sweeper is a history and temporary file cleaner for KDE 4, a powerful graphical desktop environment. Read more
  • Synapse
    Synapse is a semantic launcher that makes use of the Zeitgeist engine.
  • TabLaunch
    a simple, cool-looking X application launchbar written in C, based on YeahLaunch. Displays user-specified applications as tabs along the top of screen and becomes hidden after a delay. Uses Imlib to show and enlarge icons when moused-over
  • Teardrop
    Teardrop provides a way to query multiple search engines at the same time, and explore their results as a single source. It's available both in a command line and a graphical version.
  • The Linux Registry Editor
    designed to be the graphical equivalent to the rg command. It shows you all the values of the keys including the type, comment, uid, gid, acces mode and acces times

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