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: Two queastions:
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Aug 2007 01:55 UTC in reply to "Two queastions:"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

I have tried it with Gnome, and I don't see any benefit over Gnome's native windowmanager. If anyone cares to explain


It is meant as a replacement for GNOME or KDE on older machines which don't have the resources. Typically it is meant for a machine that originally came with Windows 95 or Windows 98 installed.

There are a few lightweight desktops built around lightweight window managers:
http://lxde.sourceforge.net/
http://www.icewm.org/

Openbox is typically used for "ligtweight spin-off" types of distributions:
http://tinyme.mypclinuxos.com/
http://www.mypclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;i...
http://www.mypclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;i...

(I am waiting for test 5 of Tinyme myself to put on an old IBM T20 laptop I have).

I hope this helps.

Another one: http://grafpup.org/

Edited 2007-08-07 02:15

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