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AfterStep & LXQT
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Oct 2017, 11:46    Post subject:  AfterStep & LXQT
Subject description: desktop environments and window managers
 

I installed AfterStep, a nice looking desktop environment. Actually it feels like a mix between a window manager and a full desktop environment, such as fvwm-crystal, so it is a nice fit for older hardware, such as my 2007 Toshiba laptop. Not much dependencies, and size is on the small side.

I use Debian Buster as my base OS, but it is available in standard repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 as well.

I use wdm as my display manager, very nice too, instead of xdm, or gdm, or plain startx.

i also installed lxqt-session, again a good fit for an older hardware :
LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-Qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.

I am pretty sure Puppy could provide AfterStep instead of JWM for a more modern looking desktop environment, but Dog users can install it from repositories.

Further reading :
Other lightweight WMs : https://www.engadget.com/2012/10/30/how-to-picking-a-window-manager-linux/
LXQT a review : https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/80627.html
https://www.pcsuggest.com/best-lxqt-themes/
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