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Old 09. Jun 2018, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This truly is a gem among the pile of confusing also-rans that pretend to be fast alternatives for older computers. It is also a great introduction to the type of Linux distro that requires a degree of coding to make things work. All the initial stuff is done for you and there is a great automatic script after installation for things such as updates, Java and Flash. Being OpenBox with Tint2 however, you then need to do a little work to configure your desktop launchers etc. Well worth the effort though but do NOT try to dual boot this with an existing Windows installation unless you know what you're doing.
Otherwise, install and watch Windows and heavier Linux distros just disappear in your smoke.

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Being somewhat impressed with this I’ve now been running it on two of my own machines and also installed it for someone with no previous Linux experience. This person has asked me to better define my original post as it gives the impression this is a “difficult” distro to manage. My reference to a degree of coding relates mainly to the tint2 panel. Yes, you will need to do this to enable your desired program launchers.



Everything else is also configurable (spacing, icon theme, color gradients, transparency, task manager format + a dozen other things) none of these extras are essential and can easily be left at their default settings. Even so, there are some great tint2 tutorials around and you can never mess it up providing you just copy and paste to save your original script file.

https://gitlab.com/o9000/tint2/blob/master/doc/tint2.md
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/tint2

Regarding the launchers, once you have all your desired programs installed via Synaptic (or using gdebi for downloaded .deb packages) you can just copy/paste one of the default launchers and then change the location path for each of your apps. Restarting tint2 then places the appropriate icons into the panel in whichever order you pasted the command. Everything else the average user will want to configure/change has a gui access point via the main menu.

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