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Open the Box
Sep 24, 2010
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Just a few days ago I wanted to test drive KDE 4.5.1 which just hit Gentoo’s official portage. At the time my Atom 1.6 netbook was humming along nicely with 4.4.4 so I figured an upgrade was in order, plus I would check out the new webkit konqueror.

So, a while later (distcc rulez) I saw 4.5.1. The result: They managed to kill the systray. But that’s another story.

Anyway, I decided I wanted something different.

Looking around I noticed many people suggested Openbox for their under-powered netbooks. Although KDE run fine, I thought I would give it a try.

Well, it rocks! Not only (after you fiddle enough with it) does it looks nice, but it also performs great. It cuts a lot from the overhead of a full-blown WM and lets apps have it.

Highly recommended, I will add more posts on my openbox’s configuration.

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