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Date:      Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:55:13 +0000
From:      Chris Whitehouse <>
To:        Charles Howse <>
Cc:        'FreeBSD-Questions' <>
Subject:   Re: Gnome desktop for 5 y/o
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Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:24:36 +0100, ocean <> 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 it's an xfce4 
based installation dvd which includes many precompiled package. There 
are notes for installing flash.


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