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antiX-M8.2 Review

Aug 01, 2009, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jim Lynch for this link. ]

"Desktop & Apps
You can use IceWM or Fluxbox for the desktop environments in antiX. Each of them is lightweight and fast, making them perfect for older hardware. You won’t find all of the KDE or Gnome bells and whistles but who cares? If that’s what you want then you shouldn’t be using antiX in the first place as there are other distributions out there who will give you all of the eye candy and desktop bloat you want. antiX is about being lean and mean and the IceWM and Fluxbox deskstop environments are just that.

"IceWM was the default desktop for me and my preferred one. When you login you’ll note some interesting system stats running in the upper left corner of your desktop. And the desktop wallpaper is quite nice too, featuring pretty clouds floating over some water and land. It’s quite a…heavenly wallpaper for the most part.

"To get started using IceWM just click the AntiX button (where the Windows start button is) or simply right-click your desktop and you’ll get a list of app menus. Navigating IceWM’s menus is easy even if you haven’t used them before. The desktop panel bar contains links to the control panel, exit, web browser, text editor, terminal, volume and home folder. You can also use multiple desktops if you want by clicking on the desktop number on the panel."

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