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Date:      Thu, 09 Jul 2009 11:52:17 -0400
From:      Brent Bloxam <>
To:        Chris <>
Cc:        FreeBSD-Questions Questions <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD for a high school class? (long)
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Chris wrote:

> The course is HTML. Mouse button operations should be close,
> a window that gives a simple file directory and a text editor that
> doesn't require learning a character command set would be the
> target.

Hi Chris,

Maybe look at using Xfce, which is a lightweight window manager based on 
GTK+ and is available in the ports tree and as a package (from the 
machine specs, I assume you'll be installing packages). The theme you 
use for it will impact performance as well, but the default should be fine.

For text-editing you can try Mousepad 
( and Thunar 
( for file management

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