From: Peter Santoro <psantoro@bl...> - 2006-10-17 12:26:34
I've built a slackware-derived distro that uses IceWM as its default WM.
I use Rox-Filer for icons on the desktop (pinboard) and as a file
manager. I haven't made my distro public, but I've been using it and
modifying it since slackware 9.1. I'm currently tracking slackware 10.2
and will be upgrading my distro to track slackware 11.0 in the near
future. My distro contains some additional packages and custom scripts
to simplify usage, system administration, and support. I use sudo to
avoid using the root account for normal maintenance. The distro
includes dial-in modem support and Internet support (via ssh with public
key authentication) that the user can enable/disable (the boot scripts
disable these support features). For example, enabling Internet support
starts sshd, emails a support tech (IP of your PC, ssh port, and your
router's WAN IP), and temporarily opens up a firewall port to allow for
inbound ssh connections. The distro also includes a firewall and an
up2date script to simplify updating of packages.
My users currently consist of only family members in multiple states,
but maybe I'll make the distro public in the future. IceWM is a great
light-weight WM and it has helped make the transition from Windows to
Linux fairly painless for my users.
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