Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 18th Jun 2012 04:20 UTC
Linux In the past year I've reviewed four lightweight Linuxes for OS News: VectorLinux, Puppy Linux, Lubuntu, and Damn Small Linux. This article compares the four distributions. I invite your comments in response: what are your own experiences with these and competing lightweight distros?
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pure WM fate
by acobar on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:36 UTC
acobar
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2005-11-15

Seems like the big distros are dupming the support to pure window managers lately. I think it is a big mistake as they are quite good on many cases.

I like openSUSE and kde4 but I also like a lot my configuration with openbox/fluxbox enhanced with some neat additions like:
compton - https://github.com/chjj/compton
nitrogen - http://projects.l3ib.org/nitrogen/
tint2 - http://code.google.com/p/tint2/
wbar - http://code.google.com/p/wbar/
volumeicon - http://softwarebakery.com/maato/volumeicon.html
netwmpager - http://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/files/netwmpager/
fbxkb - http://fbxkb.sourceforge.net/

Perhaps, I should write a little article on how to build and configure them and post here on osnews for the sake of documentation.

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