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[3]: Two queastions:
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Aug 2007 10:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Two queastions:"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

Excuse me? Metacity has got to be one of the most featureless window managers in existence. Exactly how can Openbox not compete?


It doesn't compete with metacity because replacing the metacity WM with Openbox, but still using the rest of Gnome, will bring no benefit at all.

What you need to do to make a fast lightweight desktop is get rid of Gnome and all of its dependencies.

Try Openbox + fbpanel + gtk + pcmanfm (or rox filer) instead of Gnome.

Try metacity + fbpanel + gtk + pcmanfm (or rox filer) instead of Gnome.

Try JWM + fbpanel + gtk + pcmanfm (or rox filer) instead of Gnome.

Try LXDE instead of Gnome.

Try XFCE instead of Gnome.

Any of those will fly, compared with Gnome on the same system. All of them are not as powerful as Gnome. It is a classic speed vs functionality trade-off.

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