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I had an old and low-specced pc lying around and since there's no point selling it I decided to install linux on it just for fun :P It's a Toshiba Tecra 8000 (192MB RAM and 380MHz Pentium II) so I had to do a minimal installation. I installed xubuntu (and later realised I also needed xfce4 to have a desktop). My question is what else would I need to have a proper (but efficient) OS. I found some info here

Xubuntu desktop minimal installation

but I'd like to know what file manager and browser you'd recommend for these kind of specs.

Will xubuntu be usable or would lubuntu or another distro be better?

Thanks in advance, keep in mind there's no hurry as this is just a little side project.

Have a nice day! :D

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marked as duplicate by bodhi.zazen, Eric Carvalho, Mitch Jun 30 at 10:17

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This sort of question has been asked many times and thus I marked it as a duplicate. You need to use light weight applications as much as possible and there are multiple options. Start with the defaults for xfce (xubuntu) . Keep in mind , with those specifications, you box is going to be slow. You might even be better off with an alternate light weight distro such a tinycore. –  bodhi.zazen Jun 27 at 15:30
    
Alright, sorry about that. Is there somewhere I can look through applications and see what I want to install? Otherwise it's kinda hard to know what to install without asking. –  Daniel Lecoq Jun 27 at 15:41
    
Arch maintains a nice list - wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/List_of_applications and then there is tinycore - distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux –  bodhi.zazen Jun 27 at 16:06
    
It is not a problem to ask. It is just, to avoid duplication of effort, rather then answer the same question over an over, we consolidate into a single "best answer" and direct you to duplicate questions / answers. You did nothing wrong, just how this site sort of works. –  bodhi.zazen Jun 27 at 16:10
    
See askubuntu.com/help/duplicates –  bodhi.zazen Jun 27 at 16:18

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Thunar which is the default file manager of xfce is pretty lightweight. For browsing the web Midori provides a minimal solution.

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