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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
One of the big perks of using a Linux distribution is having a choice of what window manager you want to use. The one I’ll be concentrating on is fluxbox, a window manager.
Fluxbox is one of the lightest window managers you can use for a graphical Linux environment. To put it in perspective, GNOME is like a gas-guzzling Hummer H2 while fluxbox is like a gas-sipping Toyota Prius.
I have used fluxbox on occasion and I really like the way it’s sort of the "anti-GUI" GUI. There is no "start" menu. It has a ton of keycommands. The menu system is fully editable. It does do docking easily. And a whole lot more.