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Manjaro openbox vs Debian openbox: Benchmarking performence?
« on: 07. February 2016, 20:19:35 »
I'm using Manjaro xfce on my laptop, will buy a Lenovo E10-30, decent mini laptop, 2gb ram ddr3, core 2 duo so it take handle even ubuntu with ease, but I don't want that.

Tried peppermint, it's okay but I hate LXDE, reminds me of xp.  tried cublinux, it's cool but I don't want to depend on the web. Frankly I could keep trying this and that but we all know if you want something really really lightweight, you have to use openbox.

Normally I'd go for debian + openbox, like crunchbang++ or bunsenlabs. I used to be a user of crunchbang and I know there's nothing lighter than that! used to fly! Manjaro is pretty stable too, for a rolling release, I like the stability, so it's an option too.

I only have one question does Manjaro + openbox, performs as good as debian + openbox? you need to be a debian user to answer that, I don't want to know if it's fast, of course it's fast, Xfce is fast and openbox is obviously faster than Xfce, but is Manjaro + openbox faster, uses less ram and snappier than debian + openbox?

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Re: Manjaro openbox vs Debian openbox: Benchmarking performence?
« Reply #1 on: 07. February 2016, 20:31:54 »
I achieve best performance with antiX with adding Openbox (it has Fluxbox, JWM, IceWM). But Manjaro is more fun, because it has newer software, though not as lightweight as antiX.
Here is a screenshot:

For a comparison Livarp:
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MSI Wind Nettop, Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz (64bit), 2GB RAM
DEs: NET-minimal + (LXDE / Fluxbox / JWM); LXQt OpenRC
how to install on btrfs subvolumes
http://manjaro.github.io/donate/

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Re: Manjaro openbox vs Debian openbox: Benchmarking performence?
« Reply #2 on: 07. February 2016, 20:38:32 »
interesting choice, will take a look at it

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Re: Manjaro openbox vs Debian openbox: Benchmarking performence?
« Reply #3 on: 08. February 2016, 12:43:34 »
For a small screen laptop I can also highly recommend Manjaro's i3 edition. Have it running on an old IBM thinkpad, though I installed it from the net edition and copied most config files.

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Re: Manjaro openbox vs Debian openbox: Benchmarking performence?
« Reply #4 on: 08. February 2016, 14:51:18 »
Also, if lightness is what you are after, bspwm edition is currently the lightest manjaro available (not counting net edition). It even has openbox style desktop menu (crafted from dmenu. Next version will use mygtkmenu for that instead.)

I can't say if it is lighter/faster than openbox+debian. But bspwm in general is certainly much lighter than openbox, and bspwm edition boots at 105mb on 64bit version (next release under 100mb, because pulseaudio will be disabled by default). For me everything is instantaneuous, so it is fast enough.

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Re: Manjaro openbox vs Debian openbox: Benchmarking performence?
« Reply #5 on: 21. March 2016, 15:58:27 »
   Chrysostomus  how about a screenshot from your bspwm?