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henryfranz2005
November 11th, 2009, 10:04 AM
hello guys! I just want to clear this question on my head. Which is lighter? Fluxbox or openbox? btw I have a low mem system. Intel Celeron D with 192 megs of ram thanks!

TenPlus1
November 11th, 2009, 11:27 AM
I use OpenBox with FbPanel and it only consumes 62mb memory...

RedSquirrel
November 12th, 2009, 01:50 AM
I don't think one is significantly lighter than the other. However, I find openbox is a bit smoother, for example, when switching workspaces.

EzeAris
November 12th, 2009, 02:46 AM
I've used both of them, really, I think that Fluxbox is lighter.. but I prefer much more OpenBox, there isn't lot of difference when I say "lighter" that's why i prefered Openbox.

By the way, try with LXDE, is a very good GUI :)

Dullstar
November 12th, 2009, 04:28 AM
I tried LXDE once, didn't really like it, but it sure is a lot better than fluxbox! I don't know anything about the system requirements of XFCE, but if your system can handle that, I would recommend that. I have my doubts that it could handle GNOME or KDE.

ColdLunch
November 12th, 2009, 05:03 AM
How would I go about installing Openbox?

I don't want to get rid of Gnome though. I want the option to use Gnome or Openbox in the login screen.
Is that possible? Thanks! :)

RedSquirrel
November 12th, 2009, 05:16 AM
How would I go about installing Openbox?

I don't want to get rid of Gnome though. I want the option to use Gnome or Openbox in the login screen.
Is that possible? Thanks! :)

sudo apt-get install openboxYou will have the option to run either GNOME or Openbox at the login screen.


Edit: You might want to install menu and obconf as well:


sudo apt-get install menu obconf

Edit #2: In addition to running GNOME or Openbox, you should likely have the option at the login screen to run GNOME with Openbox as the window manager. (I haven't used GNOME for a while, but I imagine that's still the way it works.)