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I've been delving into the depths of the great Fedora 15, with Openbox, Tint2, Conky, and Cairo-Dock non-openGL. Its so fast, clean, and everything just works with no problems. Not to mention customization to the extreme. This old computer I'm on feels brand new, and completely bendable to my every will. I'm so shocked at just how much less system resources its using compared to what I've been using for years. I feel like I've wasted so much time in my life, that I'll never get back, trying to beat GNOME into submission. KDE is awesome for new computers, XFCE is pretty decent, LXDE is lightning fast, but seriously... now I feel what all the fuss was about with Openbox! (Sure, My DSL has Openbox, but not like this!!!)

Anyways, no help needed or anything. Just wanted to share in my joy! Comments always welcome!
    
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You've convinced me to try it...
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maybe ill put this on my old laptop that is too slow for me now.
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How bad was stripping all the bloat to get Fedora to be minimal?
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So basically you took the LXDE spin and removed everything except for openbox?
     
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How bad was stripping all the bloat to get Fedora to be minimal?
easy. I use a lot of different stuff, so there really was not much for me to remove.
    
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I just use Archbang. All the awesomeness of Arch Linux and it's Pacman package manager without the grueling install process, plus it uses Openbox, which is how I always set up my Arch Linux anyway.

(Note that I have installed Arch Linux multiple times. I use Archbang to save time, not because I don't know how to properly install Arch. I highly recommend installing Arch Linux manually for science when you have the time)
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ill try it out tomorow.. i was using ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04 but than came back to win...
anyway i hope its goood
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How bad was stripping all the bloat to get Fedora to be minimal?
if you use the dvd install of fedora you can select what packages go into the system by default, its pretty easy to get a stripped down version straight from install, and build up from there... OR you can tell it to install openbox by default or any of the other popular DEs
Kinda meh now...
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... OR you can tell it to install openbox by default or any of the other popular DEs
Actually the LXDE version has Openbox in its dropdown menu on the log in screen.
    
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