[NH LoCo] Running linux without Gnome/KDE

Susan Cragin susancragin at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 12 00:53:05 GMT 2010

>On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Susan Cragin <susancragin at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Also tried fvwm by itself. Didn't like it as much as Fluxbox.
>  FVWM is my preferred window manager/environment.  It's lightweight,
>powerful, and hyper-flexible.  But "out of the box" it's not much to
>look at; the stock config is pretty minimal and ugly.  If you want to
>configure the computer to work *exactly* the way *you* want it, FVWM
>is ideal, but all that power comes at a cost.  You're basically
>building the layout yourself.  Whether or not that's what you want is
>entirely your call.
>  If you do want to go the FVWM route, I can answer questions.  Post
>here or on the gnhlug-discuss list.  I know we've got a couple other
>FVWM fans on the gnhlug-discuss list.
>  To get an idea of what FVWM can do -- and optionally to get some
>canned configs you can copy-and-paste ideas from -- check out the
>screen shot gallery on the FVWM site:
>  It's telling that you can find a screen shot that looks like pretty
>much every other window manager/desktop environment/OS every created,
>all done using FVWM.  :)
>-- Ben

Wow. Those look great. I still have fvwm, will try to configure it early next week, and take you up on asking about it. Love the look, love fluxbox, too. 
Too many treats. 
Next week I'll try to get my ideal window manager configured, and post screenshots, and ask questions from there. 

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