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How I became an Openbox fanatic

May 08, 2009, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Once I had a taste of that Openbox magic, though, I couldn't get away. After hearing about Mandriva's 2009.1 release, which was built with notebooks particularly in mind (as well as with a host of other improvements, naturally), I decided to give it a whirl.

"Mandriva's GNOME release has a frankly alarming amount of goodies, and I enjoy drak tools folded into the distro. The hardware support for the 1000HE was perfect--perhaps due to the fact that it came out a few weeks after Jaunty's UNR edition, or perhaps Mandriva simply deals better with hardware this time around. Either way, I was extremely pleased, but the speed seemed just a bit lacking.

"Mandriva, of course, offers a great idea when you're dealing with netbooks--use LXDE (which, of course, uses Openbox as its window manager). The LXDE implementation in the task-lxde metapackage in Mandriva is pretty gnome-like, apart from the obvious (PCMan instead of Nautilus, but mostly you still use GTK apps), but with a little bit of configuration, you can end up with something fairly Crunchbang-esque."

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