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Date:      Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:55:13 +0000
From:      Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com>
To:        Charles Howse <chowse@charter.net>
Cc:        'FreeBSD-Questions' <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Gnome desktop for 5 y/o
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In-Reply-To: <20091208205910.bc63919e.freebsd@edvax.de>
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Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:24:36 +0100, ocean <ocean_ieee@yahoo.it> wrote:
>> also for the old computer i would recommend xfce or, since 
>> you say they only need a few programs, you could go with
>> just Xorg + feh for the background + xfwm or openbox + a
>> light taskbar and a nice dock-bar (wbar or simdock) were
>> you will only put the applications they need to run.
> 
> An alternative would be IcecWM: Easily configurable menu,
> good window managing, no bloat. But I can second XFCE,
> too. Maybe you want to run XFCE 3 which has some look &
> feel of CDE, is easily configurable and very fast. (I
> use it on a 300 MHz P2 with similar requirements as you
> mentioned, but without any "Flash").
> 
> There's a nice dock-like application for X which is used
> by the FreeSBIE live system CD. I've got no FreeSBIE at
> hand, nor can I remember the application's name, but I
> think this would be interesting to you, too.
> 
> 
> 
icewm is a nice lightweight wm (which I use) but with your hardware you 
might want to look at http://freebsd-custom.wikidot.com/ it's an xfce4 
based installation dvd which includes many precompiled package. There 
are notes for installing flash.

Chris



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