Tips & tricks

Getting one's hands on a real old machine may not always be viable. Since the general idea is to be using a computer with limited resources, there are ways this can be achieved through software methods on modern hardware.

Perhaps you're only looking for tips on what software to use. See this list.


Limiting RAM on OpenBSD

Limiting RAM and CPUs on Linux machines with the GRUB bootloader

Limiting RAM and CPU in plan9

In plan9.ini

Recommended software

This is a list of software observed to be used by the community.

Desktop environments/window managers

Email clients


Text editors

Web browsers

Finger without finger daemon