Starting BLFS

Michael Shell list1 at
Thu Feb 4 22:38:30 PST 2010

On Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:15:14 -0600
Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at> wrote:

> Consider fluxbox or metacity before Gnome.  One of the problems with 
> Gnome is that it requires a lot of builds just to start a minimal system.

I agree. I sometimes think the Gnome developers have gone mad.

FWIW, I've been happy with icewm:

which is great about not loading down the hardware, but it's best to
configure it using the text config files as the graphical config
interface is not very good.

I also like Claws mail:

although I've heard good things about Thunderbird.


  Mike Shell

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