Openbox is a window manager. It is the default window manager of several distributions the most prominent of which is probably Crunchbang. It is also the most common window manager used with LXDE and RazorQT.
I have 4 computers at present, 1 tablet running Android, 1 Mac Mini dual-booting OSX and Crunchbang Statler, 1 Thinkpad T42 running Archbang 2012-12, and 1 Inspiron 2200 running Crunchbang Statler.
It has legs, strong legs and a straight back, and THERE IS ONLY ONE WINDOW! At long last! The most sought after feature of the open source photoshop replacement has finally been realized.
I found it in my latest update in Debian Testing, and what a pleasant surprise it was. Though, I admit I didn’t know how to enable single window mode at first, because in the stupid floating main window, I couldn’t actually see all the menu bar buttons until I maximized it, revealing the “Window” menu. Opening that, there’s a check box for single window mode.
I have five computers. I plan to update this post with screenshots, and more details in the near future. Continue reading
I’ve been having a pretty strong urge to try out PC-BSD again now that they’ve released a new version with more, non-KDE desktops included. I use Crunchbang Linux at work and at home, and I run Mac OSX about half the time at home too. I can tolerate OSX to some extent, but I definitely feel most comfortable in a non Aqua environment. Aqua makes me feel kind like I’m sweaty and choking on a poisoned apple peel. It kinda makes me want to cut the peel off the apple and get down to its BSD core! Continue reading
As sort of a follow up on my last post about Linux Desktops I wanted to take a few hundred words to mention some of the projects I’m interested in and why. Continue reading
As anyone reading my blog regularly must know, I closely follow the Linux operating system and its developments. For those who are unfamiliar with Linux, it is actually an operating system’s kernel rather than a fully featured operating system. It’s the heart and brain if you will of an OS constructed by distributors who add software to fill in the other features you want and need. Linux is also free, free to use, free to change, free to distribute, more free than most things in the world. The main problem with Linux operating systems is that there are about a thousand of them and it’s hard to keep track of what’s going on. At the same time, this makes for an interesting playing field and lots of competition. In order to keep up a Linux distribution has to offer something valuable to a wide audience, or appeal strongly to a niche. So in the next 30 minutes I’m going to lay out my completely biased view of the most important distributions. Continue reading