Linux Mint Fluxbox edition is what Fluxbuntu should have been.
In my experience:
Fluxbuntu ISO doesn't work - someone (In Germany I think) remastered it and put it up on a torrent because of this.
Once that's done, you'll still have to download a lot of codecs and essentials like MPlayer etc. Linux Mint Fluxbox works out the box. (Understandably, Ubuntu with corporate backing, is restricted due to copyright issues)
The fluxbuntu website is pretty, but devoid of information about the faulty ISO.
I would love to see Linux Mint Fluxbox version based on the Hardy Heron Repos. Even if it's labeled BETA and there is NEVER a final version - I don't care.
I'd rather use a "BETA" that works well than a "Final Version" that doesn't even install.
- Linux Mint Fluxbox - Based on Ubuntu 8.04
Fluxbox: Rounded Corners options on by default
editor: gvim or cream and mousepad
file manager: PCMANFM
wbar at the bottom of screen for newbies "Ohhh it looks like a mac"
Music Manager #1 -> cplay with it's own terminal colour config for *real* lighweight music management
Music Manager #2 -> aTunes - heck, mplayer's already installed so why not use aTunes, a Java app front end with cover art, lyrics and all the amarok stuff)
IM #1 Pidgin
IM #2 Finch (terminal ncurses-type pidgin .. or is it Pidgeon :/)
OpenOffice (Not lightweight but it works)
Web #1 FireFox 3.0 (Uses less memory apparently, but some add ons won't work)
Web#2 elinks from the fluxbox menu (Get newbies used to lightweight terminals for quick sessions)
snownews - from fluxbox menu for a taste of CLI news readers
newsreader gui type ... liferea perhaps?
video editor: avidemux
dvd ripping: acidrip
Pictures: The Gimp
Sound Volume on menu
conky with battery monitor
Any other ideas?