The power of the individual in the community. Of course the individual user/dev has a lot of power in any Linux community, as we’re not a Borg collective but all free people working kinda together. We don’t even display any symptoms of hive mindedness. Anyhoo, what I really wanna show you is a new Manjaro Linux distro. It’s so fresh it was announced just yesterday by the developer in Manjaro forum …
And so far the user napcok has only gotten positive responses, so clueless Orcsimuppet just had to download and install this Openbox system, since it may be right what I’m looking for to use on OrcNet. Lightweight, fast, a window manager instead of a real desktop environment but still with a modicum of creature comforts to make it usable for dummies like Orcsi. Orcsi, btw. is one of only 42 people on this planet who have downloaded MaboxLinux already, and became member of the Mabox community. I was actually number 23 when I grabbed it yesterday. I just remember in a true Borg Collective they’d call me 23 of 42. =^.^= So it’s not a mass phenomenon … not yet. 😉 But let’s have a looksie, ok?
I forgot to mention the installation went super smoothly as we know it from Manjaro. It’s hard to believe one is installing that behemoth of a super geeky expert Arch Linux system.
The original Openbox development was stopped a while ago, despite Manjaro having the best implementation of OpenBox of all 28 milion Linux distros. Dunno what happened to the original maintainers, and now napcok took kinda over and made a full distro of it and even managed to make it usable by housewifes and other shits. 🙂
Does the screen look too confusing and freakish for your taste? Mhm. Forget it. None of that stuff on there is important. We only concentrate on the panel, as there we find the few little things we can do in order to operate Mabox. Most important is the green box symbol on the far left side as this brings us to the sparsely populated menu. We find all the usual categories there but they are kinda empty in order to keep the system light and spunky.
Wonderful. Mabox doesn’t even give us an office suite. Yeah, it’s modern enough for the dev to have noticed that nobody’s working on big full grown office softwares anymore.What we get is a document viewer tho. Okeeee.
Yeah, as I mentioned already the menu is sparsely populated with just the bare necessities. But these necessities are so there! You get a decent amount of customization tools, almost like a real desktop environment, and as much as I’d love to have starters of my fave software available directly on the panel, other, heavier, real desktops (LXQt and co.) aren’t giving me that option neither. Apart from that Mabox is actually all I need from a computer and may very well turn out to become my swiss army knife as a travel system. It’s an empty canvas so to say, so we get the opportunity to “build” our own operating system … well, kindasorta. For old and weak hardware Linux system like mabox are the perfect solution.
PS: Sammie, listen. This is a hardware failure, as it is so often. It doesn’t mean the Mabox OS is faulty or Linux as a whole is unusable. We’re rockin’ Linuxes on 3 PCs without any probs. Yes, even Mabox is doing great, just it’s running on MiniMe, my old Lenovo desktop. No reason to assume I’m not hapy with Linux. In fact I couldn’t be happier. Just to be sure I tried to install Windows onto OrcNet I but it failed as well.
Will call Computer Repair Lesbian later and deliver the machine to her workshop. All will be okayyy …