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Hi, I was wondering what Window manager/ Desktop environment looks best at 800x600 resolution. I have a 5 year old laptop I am gonna try and put linux on and ...
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    What environment looks best on 800x600


    Hi,

    I was wondering what Window manager/ Desktop environment looks best at 800x600 resolution. I have a 5 year old laptop I am gonna try and put linux on and I want to know what would look best, thanks

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    Play around with them all. I started out with KDE, then tried Gnome, and am currently using IceWM (which I'm extremely happy with performance wise).
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    Re: What environment looks best on 800x600

    Quote Originally Posted by onlinebacon
    I was wondering what Window manager/ Desktop environment looks best at 800x600 resolution.
    That's very personal... look around, try some. Depending which distro you (want to) use, you have some choices as to "included" managers. Beside that, there are many to be found of course.

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    Ok, thanks


    I was looking for something that looked like a higher resolution than it is

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    it depends on the specs of your machine. I have a fedora box running gnome at 800x600 and it looks fine. If your machine is low on resources, try a lighter window manager like XFCE

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    I would suggest fluxbox or enlightenment, both very configurable

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    cool,

    so I will either get enlightenment or I will get fluxbox, cos I want it to look like I have an expensive laptop when I haven't

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    then enlightenment would be the way to go, but it is a bit graphic power hungry ... try it , anyway! but you can always have the beautiful and light blackbox, or XFCE.

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    I'd go with Xfce, also because it is very light, needs very little system resources.
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