"Lightweight desktops have a multitude of uses, on netbooks, for
mobile devices, for older hardware, for users with limited
requirements of their systems, for connecting to applications in
the cloud, and for bare knuckled programmers who prefer to work
closer to the metal.
"Puppy lightweight Linux. Vergrößern The most popular
desktops for Linux – KDE and GNOME – are are equal to
the demands of most users, but if you are a sysadmin or programmer
who does most of his or her work in a shell, or on the command line
through vim or vi or Emacs, your demands of a desktop environment
or a window manager may be relatively limited. A fully-featured
desktop environment may, perversely, sometimes get in the way of
"For such users a minimalist window manager becomes desirable
because it gives the ability to open multiple shells, to test and
run programs and simultaneously browse files or the web, read mail
or play games - but does away with the need for the unused extras,
hidden libraries and add-ons, surplus menu options, applets and
panels which may be seen as superfluous to the main objective, of
getting your work done."
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