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Old 09-10-2012, 06:06 PM   #16
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Hi,
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I am basing it off arch linux.
sounds like manjaro.

http://blog.manjaro.org/about/

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #17
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I agree with evo2. If you want an easy transition from Windows, a full desktop environment will be more suitable than a Window manager, though SalixOS, which I mentioned it earlier, has come as close as I've seen to making Fluxbox mimic a DE. They've integrated update notifications and done some other DE type things, even putting a "shutdown computer" item on the Fluxbox "exit" menu.
 
Old 09-11-2012, 11:50 AM   #18
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If you're dealing with Windows refugees, it has to have GUI tools for configuration. Configuring a window manager is actually very easy, but editing scripts will frighten people. My own take is

Mate, Xfce. Easy to use, not too demanding on the computer.
KDE. OK, but often difficult to integrate with non-KDE applications, and only really good on a modern computer.
Gnome. Machine-code configuration file in Unix? Even the Mac knows better. If you're getting rid of the registry, why saddle yourself with dconf?
LXDE. Try installing a keyboard shortcut to launch a program!
 
Old 09-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #19
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Since you are basing your easy-for-Windows-users distro on Arch, you should probably start exploring the Arch Wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Window_Manager
 
Old 09-14-2012, 08:04 AM   #20
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How does one male themes for mate. I cannot seem to find any documentation. I have only made cinnamon themes.
 
Old 09-14-2012, 11:11 AM   #21
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Trinity desktop seems to be pretty good
 
  


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