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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
A couple of weeks back I was talking with my Dad about what to do with his nearly-antiquated laptop (meaning from 2002.) Having had recent experience with lightweight linux distros and window managers, I decided to shop around a bit and see what else was out there. As many of you know, I’m a big fan of Linux Mint, but I’m willing to look around. For sheer speed, I’m a fan of Fluxbox, especially since I can get so much help around here.. For end-user applications, I’d been impressed with LXDE’s potential, but underwhelmed from a configuration and management side.
What I was really looking for was an Ubuntu-based distro that had a good LXDE implementation, just for comparison purposes. It helps to see the experts in action, you know? Along the way, I discovered MoonOS, which DistroWatch reports as using both LXDE and Enlightenment. As it turns out, the developers are currently focusing on the Enlightenment side, and the LXDE implementation is not currently available. Nevertheless, I gave it a try.