I use this special apps:
Web browser: Opera and Midori
Internet communication: Turpial (twitter), Pidgin and M2 mail (integrate in Opera)
Audio: Deadbeef (like Foobar)
Video: VLC (I know that VLC is not so light, but a like it)
System tools: BleachBit (like CCleaner), LXTask manager
This is what I usually install after a minimal commandline install (plus xorg):
openbox mc firefox tint2 conky nitrogen thunar lxrandr gtk2-engines elementary-icon-theme ttf-droid sakura gmrun obconf file-roller adobe-flashplugin zip unzip unrar leafpad wbar volti gnome-mplayer
Leenie Gilmore said:
How about IceWM desktop for those REALLY slow pc's.
I +1 that, and having a preset conky will good system info would be awesome for old pc's.
I uninstalled sylpheed too. I am thinking there's a lot of changes we could do to make it lighter. I would like to see a text install, for those really old machines. Someone told me to install to a hard drive and move hard drive to target pc.... It worked once so far.