[NH LoCo] Running linux without Gnome/KDE

Susan Cragin susancragin at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 15 21:19:09 GMT 2010

Ratpoison is seriously cool. No mouse at all. Built on Screen.
I'm going to try it... I just don't know when. 

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Flaherty, Patrick" <pflaherty at wsi.com>
>Sent: Feb 15, 2010 4:09 PM
>To: Susan Cragin <susancragin at earthlink.net>, Ubuntu New Hampshire LoCo Team <ubuntu-us-nh at lists.ubuntu.com>
>Cc: GNHLUG-discussion <gnhlug-discuss at mail.gnhlug.org>
>Subject: RE: [NH LoCo] Running linux without Gnome/KDE
>There's also ratpoison (http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/) and Awesome
>Good luck customizing your desktop! 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: gnhlug-discuss-bounces at mail.gnhlug.org 
>> [mailto:gnhlug-discuss-bounces at mail.gnhlug.org] On Behalf Of 
>> Susan Cragin
>> Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 7:53 PM
>> To: Ubuntu New Hampshire LoCo Team
>> Cc: GNHLUG-discussion
>> Subject: Re: [NH LoCo] Running linux without Gnome/KDE
>> >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:
>> >
>> >http://www.fvwm.org/screenshots/desktops/
>> >
>> >  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. 
>> --Susan
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