Last monday I bought an Acer Aspire One, 8.9', with an extra 6-cell battery and 15 minutes later I installed Ubuntu (Netbook Remix version) on it, and after realizing everything was working smoothly (except for the SD card reader… anyway, I have an external device for doing so) I installed the Fluxbox window manager. New: You may also be interested in Two weeks: still loving Fluxbox.
Here you can see the FluxBox Root menu, Conky in the “desktop”
background and the Toolbar.
Fluxbox is really lightweight, fast and responsive. Also, really configurable, via just text files, a thing I love. Also the netbook works really nice, the keyboard is not as tiny as I assumed (I have big hands), in fact I type there faster. The only drawback is the amount of time it takes to get a new computer to be OK! It took me 3 days to have a complete work environment (you know, LaTeX, emacs, InkScape…)
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