Thursday, July 30, 2009

That Guy with The Free For All.

Fun Fun, Angry video game nerd, nostalgia critic, little miss gamer, spoony one, linkara, nostalgia chick, etc. pretty much 20+ reviewers from

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My current LXDE Desktop

My current Fedora 11 LXDE Layout :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

LXDE Environment

A list of Features from Fedora 11 LXDE's wiki :

* PCManFM: File manager, provides desktop icons
* LXPanel: Feature-rich desktop panel
* LXSession Lite: Standard-compliant X11 session manager with shutdown/reboot/suspend support via HAL and gdm
* LXAppearance: LXAppearance is a new feature-rich GTK+ theme switcher able to change GTK+ themes, icon themes, and fonts used by applications
* LXTask: Lightweight task manager derived from xfce4 task manager with all xfce4 dependencies removed, some bugs fixed, and some improvements of the UI
* LXTerminal: Desktop-independent VTE-based terminal emulator
* LXLauncher: Open source replacement for the Asus Launcher on the EeePC
* LXNM (still under development): Lightweight network manager for LXDE supporting wireless connections
* LXRandR (still under development): Monitor configuring tool.
* Openbox: Lightweight, standard-compliant, and highly-configurable window manager. This can be replaced by any other window manager like icewm, fluxbox, metacity, ...etc.
* GPicView: A very simple, fast, and lightweight image viewer featuring immediate startup
* Leafpad: Lightweight and simple text editor
* XArchiver: Lightweight, fast, and desktop-independent gtk+-based file archiver

Official Site :

after reading about XFCE vs LXDE discussions, it seems that LXDE can save from 15-50MBs in your RAM usage. Can run any Gtk and QT application but you must have Gnome and/or KDE installed. You should have no problem finding it in your Distribution's repository and if all else fails you could install from source. I also found that LXDE has a lot, for less than a 10 MB install in most distributions (my Fedora 11 install was less 3 MBs)

I have to give them a plus for using OpenBox and Leafpad. Leafpad is the most lightweight Graphical Text Manager I can think of. OpenBox is a nice addition but lacks some easy configuration tools that XFCE has. PCManFC is an excellent File Manager and takes a little to get used to but as many features of Thunar. I would seriously give LXDE a whirl. I'm currently going to try to go 7 days with it. Myself, I'm usually a XFCE boy and used GNOME occasionally. I tend to flip flop between Windows Managers.

Many Blessings
Jason Hicks

Monday, July 13, 2009

Kenosha Linux User Group : Next Meetup

Kenosha Linux User Group will have a meeting on July 25th @ 2-4:30pm
at Kenosha Library Southwest in there Meeting Room. The topic will
be Advanced Terminal Commands.

Location: 7979 38th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53142

Chip Millholland will be going over some commands in the terminal as well as teaching how to make "alias" for common commands. Chip has been a Linux user since Fedora Core 1 and is very knowledgeable. Any other wish to contribute can contact us here.

Drinks and Snacks are allowed in the conference room. Feel free to
bring you laptops or desktops. Wi-Fi is available but you must have a
Kenosha Public Library Card and a pin number.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Instant Messaging

for the sake of Instant Messaging... I'm xaer0knight on AIM/Skype, wood_elves with Yahoo IM.