Recenty Mint decided to take upon the community fluxbox and promote it as there own. Great news for the linux mint community!
When i first heard of fluxbox i was thinking terminal. Very minimal GUI and hard to use. Boy was i wrong.
Installation was easy. Took less then 10 minutes.
I counted boot time (first time booting into the OS after install). Took about 35 seconds.
The second time took 20 seconds. I don’t care about load time but something you might want to know.
Once i finally got into the Desktop the default looked like this:
Mint Fluxbox desktop image
Look very simple and clean. No desktop items. One thing i did notice was no menu icon on the menu bar. Which is actually called “Tint2 panel”
Menu:
Right clicking actually brings up the menu. Its actually very attractive and minimal.
desktop_img
As seen in the picture this is what shows when right clicking. Also you can see that your home name is on the top of the list. From what i have been thus far, its the only way to get to your home folder without terminal.
Wifi:
Another great feature was out of the box, wifi worked perfect. Connected to my network easy. I didn’t notice any kind of change from mint 9 to fluxbox in internet speed which is a great.
Customizing the desktop was easy as well, But you will soon learn that alot of it come from editing a config file. Such as editing your background. So you probably will be googling often. But once you do it once you soon will get used to the process.
Terminal:
I work with the terminal a lot and this terminal isn’t any different from ubuntu/mint terminals. Apt-get install worked like a charm as well as simple commends. One thing i did notice was Vim wasn’t installed, i don’t remember if it usually is, but at least vi was.
Overall:
I give it a strong 9/10!
Some keyboard shortcuts are not working yet but that doesn’t really bother me. Personally i changed from mint 9 to fluxbox and will be keeping it that way until i find a better OS.
Download:
If are interested in getting your copy of fluxbox from mint, click here!
Size: 615MB
-PasteLinux

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