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gonna give and a try because I'm curious how their abstractions differ from 's

they better have userspace union mounts tho

I think Redox just froze up during boot.... hmm.

ok, Redox is borked, trying Debian Hurd.

it actually booted into the installer

Hurd installed fine, pretty much the same way as Debian does

I almost managed to get an XFCE4 session going but X11 died after I clicked "use default settings" :blobshrug:

disclaimer: I was running Debian/Hurd in a QEMU VM with a single gig of RAM

which is probably why XFCE4 didn't work

@grainloom ooh, I haven't poked redox in a couple of years, looks like I'm overdue for another swing through the Alternative OS Landscape again

@grainloom Hmm... I can run Xubuntu 18.04 on my old netbook with 1GB of RAM, but it does end up crashing even the most minimal browser unless I use a swap partition/file.

It's also 32-bit, and I know the 64-bit stuff has more to it and therefore requires slightly more resources.

@grainloom I should mention that Firefox does indeed run into an OOM crash when used on this kind of setup when loading most sites, so don't attempt to start it up unless you're only using extremely lightweight sites with near-zero scripts.

I've been using a lightweight browser called Min instead, which is the only lightweight browser I can find that is still being updated and supports 32-bit. They even have a .deb package available.
minbrowser.github.io/min/

@grainloom Well, shit. I guess they dropped 32-bit, too. My netbook is now officially outta luck since even Midori crashes w/ OOM errors when loading sites like Google Docs.

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