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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
If you have installed minimal Ubuntu or other lightweight distro on your PC, most probably you will also be using some lightweight Desktop manager as well. Openbox is a very good lightweight DE alternative, mainly because it runs very fast and is highly customizable. However, new users will find it intimidating because the only screen that greets you when you login is a complete blank screen, with no panel, menu, apps etc.
This guide will show you how to customize your Openbox so you can use it like a pro.
Assuming you are using a Ubuntu/debian based distro, you can install openbox with the command: