Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2007 18:15 UTC
Window Managers Openbox 3.4.4 has been released. "Openbox is a minimalistic, highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support. Openbox lets you bring the latest applications outside of a full desktop environment. Most modern applications have been written with GNOME and KDE in mind. With support for the latest freedesktop.org standards, as well as careful adherence to previous standards, Openbox provides an environment where applications work the way they were designed to."
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RE[4]: Two queastions:
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Aug 2007 11:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Two queastions:"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

So I'll shuffle it down your throat ;)

2. replace *box with WMI
3. notice how frustrating this gnome + WMI setup is
4. get rid of gnome and take off


Or, alternatively, just do this:

2. notice how frustrating this gnome + metacity setup is
3. replace metacity with openbox + fbpanel
4. get rid of gnome and take off

This is not for everybody but that lightweightness and nextgenerationnes arguments are as irritating as denis enlargement ads ;)


Well, OK. As you say, it isn't for everybody.

But if some people are indeed looking for a lightweight desktop to bring some new life back to older hardware, that is still capable of running current gtk applications at useable speed, then those people do need to understand how to go about it.

Replace Gnome. Or replace KDE. replace the "heavy" bit that is holding the system down. That is the trick.

As you point out, there are several viable way to do that replacement. It isn't really an argument ... pick something that suits your purpose and fits the bill ... or don't. You could just go & buy new kit if you have the money and you don't feel inclined to experiment here. The point is ... there are some people who do want to do something functional and lightweight with old hardware. If you don't want to do that then fine, don't, and don't waste your time reading a thread like this and getting yourself all irritated about it.

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