I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 Server, but I need a GUI and ability to run programs like web browser. It doesn't have to be pretty.
I have checked
kdefull – those require like 1300 and 1450 MB. Quite too much (and I have a slow connection, so it will take a while). There's also
gnome-core – 800 MB. Is it usable, is it even a desktop? Are there any other minimalistic desktop packages (Gnome, KDE or whatever)?
P. S. I don't care about size to download too much, what I really care about is RAM consumption.