lubuntu toolkit (?)

Phill Whiteside phillw at
Mon Jun 2 13:07:41 UTC 2014


not too sure if this is what you want / need, but lubuntu does have a
low-fat, super skinny version.

Head over to for
a read...

Keeping track of all the ways you can install lubuntu is a full time job :D



On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:39 AM, <farinet at> wrote:

> Just a thought:
> I'm trying to strip down as much as possible the environment for my
> powerbook (to keep it still functional in this times of large and ram
> eating applications).
> Now, i thought it would be nice, if lubuntu would offer something like a
> toolkit how to strip down - but keeoing the lubuntu look and feel.
> 1) To be able to do this i think one ...nice thing would be, to reduce
> as much as possible the dependencies (i notice that debian often has
> less dependencies than (l)ubuntu). I think i also understand the reason
> of certain dependencies from a point of a new to linux user. E.g., i do
> not see why gpicview is a dependency. If i try to remove it, even with
> 'apt-get remove --no-install-recommends' i tries to uninstall lots of
> other core apps. Same goes for network-manager
> ...
> 2) I experimented e.g. with tint2 instead of lxpanel and on my pb i'm
> able to have the same functionality (with some tricks) as lxpanel but
> with less use of ram.
> 3) A good explanation how to use pcmanfm without the desktop icon control.
> 4) Alternative window managers (?) (Personally i tried jwm but turned
> back to openbox since i don't see so much advantages. jwm is a bit
> faster (and very easy to configure -once you got the basics!), but for
> me the combo openbox/tint2 is less ram eating, more eye candy and also
> very fast).
> But may be, i'm totally wrong?
> Thanks for your patience anyway.
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