"...However, recently I've become a system administrator, and
had the opportunity to convince management to let me have a Linux
box sitting on my desk. I used the argument that Windows 98 won't
let me perform the tasks I want to in the time I want - which is
true. This has led to the ridiculous situation of having a speedy
350 mhz Compaq machine sitting next to me, running Windows 98 and
Outlook 2000 (purely for the purpose of email), and my good old 200
mhz Pentium workhorse in front of me, which actually performs the
brunt of my admin duties. Work that one out if you can! Of course
the Pentium 200 is running Debian unstable."
"Anyway, the necessity of running a slower Linux machine at work
than I do at home has led me to explore the world of smaller,
faster window managers. FVWM belongs in that category - I had a
brief love affair with it's simplicity before deciding it was too
ugly for anyone but a man with two-cm thick glasses to use - that
or most of my old Uni lecturers :)"
"Next, on the advice of a friend, I turned to BlackBox.
BlackBox is a window manager which has been developed primarily by
a guy named Brad Hughes, with the stated single premise of
minimalism. And minimalist BlackBox is! However it will probably
fulfill most of the requirements that most people use a window