I have been using Linux Mint since Linux Mint 5 Elyssa always was interesting in Linux Mint Fluxbox editions because it does not require high hardware specifications using a really lightweight window manager Fluxbox based on Blacbox. First installation for Linux Mint 5 on my Laptop with hardware specifications 1GHz and 256 MB of RAM, so Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox edition is a good choice if you don’t have a good hardware specifications.
Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox based on Lubuntu 10.04 LTS supported till April 2013. A lot of new features and appearance improvements.
Quick Installation process for Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox took about 10 minutes.
Main Improvements For Linux Mint 9 FluxBox:
First thing you will notice after the installation that Fluxbox default panel is gone replaced with tint2 panel showing time, notification area, and running windows. You can configure Tint2 as you wish through this file ” /home/.tint2rc ”
New Software Manager and backup tool included to Fluxbox edition as same as LXDE, Xfce, and KDE editions.
Thunar file manager improvement adding delete and move to trash options to edit menu.
Ubuntu USB creator added to linux mint 9 fluxbox. Easiest way to export distribution to USB stick.
Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox including applications for different desktop projects Gnome, Xfce, and LXDE such as ” Lxterminal, Xfce power manager, Xfce task manager “.
My Personal Opinion About Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox Overall:
I have been using Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox for a few hours now and I love it. Great new features included, new appearance for themes and replacing the default fluxbox panel with tint2 is awesome, controlling and choose between window themes with appearance feature.
It’s really good choice if you have an old machine or if you have new machine with good hardware specifications you will have a lot of fun using it in both ways.
Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox Screenshots:
Download Linux Mint 9 FluxBox:
Fluxbox CD 32 bit Here
Extra Download options Here.
Release Notes Here.
Modified September 11
Multimedia Hot keys not working ” Mute, volume up and down ” @ acer extensa 4630z
Brightness working fine.