[Novalug] fluxbox - alternative to gnome3/xfce
jbholland at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 18:26:41 EST 2011
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When I started an LXDE session though I almost expected to hear "Start
me up" start playing. Can it be configured to have a different look and
feel - like launch programs by right clicking to get a menu, copy and
paste with just mouse clicks, etc?
n 11/16/2011 6:18 PM, Jeremy Hoel wrote:
> Flux/black/box isn't developed as much probably because it's stable as
> a rock. It's been around for YEARS (including some great windows
> shell replacement versions) and has a simple interface, config system
> and plugin support. I would guess they aren't trying to change
> anything else since it works as well as they want it too.
> That being said.. LXDE is dope. between it and XFDE I think I now
> start to move towards LXDE.
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 5:00 PM, John Holland <jbholland at gmail.com> wrote:
> I installed LXDE, it seemed very well done. It found all my apps and
> added them to its menu. I see it is said to be very efficient in terms
> of use of power etc.
> But I logged back into Fluxbox. I just like it for some reason. It seems
> more - UNIXy. LXDE looks to be very closely modeled after Win 95-XP.
> Fluxbox is more out of the FVWM, Windowmaker, Afterstep etc school. I've
> been enjoying that. I see enough of a Windows desktop during the day.
> But LXDE is definitely more the ticket for people coming from Windows
> who want something more familiar. It is probably more actively developed
> as well judging from what I saw about it.
> On 11/15/2011 7:59 PM, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> >>> I was also going to suggest LXDE.
> >>> And I wouldn't exactly call Fluxbox cool.
> >>> JIM
> >>> On 10/25/2011 1:45 PM, The Doctor wrote:
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> >>>> On 10/18/2011 07:42 PM, John Holland wrote:
> >>>>> Fluxbox is cool. Here is a site with good info for how to set up.
> >>>>> I yummed it onto Fedora 16 beta and it does not interfere with
> >>>>> anything, when you log in and enter your password it is an option
> >>>>> on the session list.
> >>>> After getting burned by Gnome 3 and KDE v4.7n I installed LXDE
> >>>> (http://lxde.org/) and haven't looked back.
> >>>> - --
> >>>> The Doctor [412/724/301/703]
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