This blog is a collection of posts on the running of a minimal rpm based installation of Linux using Centos 6. They are primarily to remind myself how I did certain tasks and to comment on software I may try out.
The 'Desktop' which I use is simply a window manager (Fluxbox), a file manager (Thunar, borrowed from Xfce) and a terminal emulator (Rxvt). This innocuous combination is devastatingly fast as most of the programs run on it are opened with a single keystroke.
Centos 6 with Fluxbox Thunar Rxvt Firefox
Convert the 'Desktop' to a headless server with Ctrl+Alt+F4.
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