Weekend Project: Set Up a Fast and Lightweight Desktop with Fluxbox
Feb 05, 2011, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)
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"Would you like a faster computer this weekend? We can't spot
you the cash for a faster machine, but by embracing a faster and
lighter desktop, you can enjoy a speedier computing experience on
your Linux desktop. If you're ready to soup up your system, dive in
and give Fluxbox a shot.
"As mentioned in the Five Best Alternative Window Managers for
Linux article in January, Fluxbox is just one of many fantastic
window managers you can choose from.
"Getting Fluxbox: The Road Less Traveled
"You shouldn't have any trouble finding Fluxbox packages on a
major Linux distribution, but you won't find as many Fluxbox-based
derivatives. Xfce and LXDE each have Fedora and Ubuntu spins, and
you can choose LXDE and Xfce as options when installing openSUSE as
well. Fluxbox? It's the road less traveled.
"For this tutorial, I decided to use a default Fedora 14 and
started with the fluxbox, fbdesk, fluxconf, and alltray packages
using the GUI for PackageKit. Note that this isn't as minimal as
you could get — if I wanted a really minimal system (as
opposed to just a lighter desktop/window manager), I'd go with a
minimal install of Fedora or just start with Debian."