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Linux Distributions That Offers Fast Configuration of Openbox

Openbox is the default window manager in LXDE and LXQt and is used in various Linux distributions. Many consider Openbox to be a free, stackable window manager for the X Window system. Openbox is considered a “lightweight” GUI and its unique design can make its functionality more agile on operating systems such as Linux. Moreover, the speed and design of Openbox allow it to run on older or obsolete devices with slower processors.

Although it can be installed on almost any Linux distribution, it is still very difficult to configure it as it takes a lot of time and effort.

To solve this problem, it is advisable that users use a Linux distribution that offers an Openbox variant.

The leading Linux distributions that enable Openbox include Archcraft, ArcolinuxB Openbox, AV Linux MX Edition, Bunsenlabs Linux, Crunchbangplusplus, Mabox Linux, and Sparky Linux Openbox.

Archcraft offers the feature as the default desktop and it offers a minimal and lightweight environment as it can run under 500 MB without compromising the looks. The UI elements are cohesive, users can change themes and it has built-in support for AUR and Chaotic-AUR.

ArcolinuxB Openbox distro is good for the Linux desktop, especially for those interested in learning Arch (the main theme of the Arcolinux project).

AV Linux MX Edition is based on MX Linux, but with Openbox as Windows Manager. It uses the powerful Liquorix kernel and offers low latency audio, while also supporting Windows audio via wine-staging.

Bunsenlabs Linux is a Debian-based distribution that provides a lightweight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. It is based on Debian 10, which means that users get the older version of apps in Repos.

The sources for this piece include an article in ITFOSS.

IT Automation With Live Patching

In a symphony orchestra, instruments harmonize to create one pleasing sound. Similarly, enterprise IT procedures orchestrate to introduce new systems to production, monitoring, and maintenance processes. IT automation with kernel live patching ensures this beautiful music sounds the same every time and never stops.

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Does Live Patching Slow Systems Down?

If you’re a systems administrator responsible for thousands of servers, even a small slowdown can cause serious technical problems for your enterprise, and cost it a lot of money as well. Does live kernel patching cause them, or help solve them? Read below to find out. Continue reading “Does Live Patching Slow Systems Down?”

Live Patching In the DevOps Workflow

DevOps is a combination of software development and IT operations that aims to improve and evolve products at a faster than normal pace in order to help organizations compete more effectively and better serve their customers.

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Linux Live Patching vs. Server Reboot Cycles: Pros and Cons

Ever heard of a pipe-freeze kit? A pipe-freeze kit forms a plug of ice inside a water pipe, allowing a plumber to make repairs without shutting off water.

Like water pipes, there are some things that you don’t want to shut down to fix.

Rebooting a system to install security updates and patches isn’t necessary, but it happens every day in the form of server reboot cycling. Conversely, live patching of an enterprise Linux system flash freezes central processing units (CPUs) to install patches automatically, taking nanoseconds to complete.

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