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LinuxToday.com.au: BlackBox - Light for those on a diet

Apr 09, 2001, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"...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 manager for."

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