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Worth downloading the current fluxbox ed?

Postby crumpets on Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:28 am

Hi! Im new to this forum, and new/old to linux in general. I used to use linux as desktop back in 2003, first slackware followed by the first fedora core version.
I recently rediscovered it when using ubuntu on my old server, and looking around for linux for my laptop I kind of fell for the whole mint-thing. Now I am very nostalgic about discovering fluxbox/blackbox in 2003, and I always kind of wanted to go back to that perfectly minimalistic experience even though my computer isnt low-end.

But it seems mint fluxbox is going through some major changes for version 10 and that it might take a while, so Im simply wondering: is it worth it to download and install mint fluxbox 9, or would it be better to go with another right now?
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Re: Worth downloading the current fluxbox ed?

Postby richyrich on Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:57 am

Mint 9 Fluxbox is a Long Term Support release (LTS) . . which means it will be actively supported for 3 years !

I love it !

Release info and links here : http://linuxmint.com/rel_isadora_fluxbox.php

Welcome, and enjoy !
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Re: Worth downloading the current fluxbox ed?

Postby crumpets on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:40 am

Oh! Sometimes I just suck. I had completely missed that it was based on ubuntu 10.04... I thought it was a much older version. Well, that's it. I'll try it :)
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Re: Worth downloading the current fluxbox ed?

Postby crumpets on Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:25 pm

Just stopping by to tell you the installation went smoothly! Everything including my ancient bluetooth chip worked like a charm 8) Only needed some configuring of wvdial to get my 3g-modem up and running too, which wasnt to much of a hassle.

Im once again deeply in love with fluxbox :D It's all I could ever want from a desktop gui.
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Re: Worth downloading the current fluxbox ed?

Postby Kendall on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:58 pm

Glad you're enjoying it. I too remain quite a Fluxbox junkie regardless of whatever else comes floating along.
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Re: Worth downloading the current fluxbox ed?

Postby Imhoteps on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:47 pm

crumpets wrote:..is it worth it to download and install mint fluxbox 9, or would it be better to go with another right now?

You won`t regret it, dude! It`s.. just.. brilliant! (@ least in my humble opinion).
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