ProxLinux is a Lubuntu based Linux operating system using the super lightweight LXDE and Openbox environments. Rather than using the LXPanel I've built an OS that takes full advantage of a fully featured right click menu. This is something that Openbox is very capable of and it does it well, in my opinion it's unbeatable. It's super fast, responsive and unobtrusive. Leaving you alone to do what you love most whether it be using the internet, watching films or listening to music!
I try to release each version a month or two after each Lubuntu release which is about enough time for the Ubuntu base to have dealt with bugs etc meaning that by the time ProxLinux reaches you it's nice and bug free.
It uses the tint2 panel for it's dock with a custom built theme.
It's fast and works great at reviving older computers that would be otherwise useless but works great on newer hardware, although it's only built in the 32 BIT architecture at the moment.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· ProxLinux 2 was a long awaited release for many people and it was good but I wasn't happy with it. A few hours after public release emails started flooding through telling me things that were wrong with the system, crashes, menu errors, people's name set during installation disappearing after installation, people not being able to add users through the users and groups application and lots more.
· You'll be pleased to know ProxLinux 2.2 is a major step forward from ProxLinux 2.
· I wasn't happy with the bugs (after all ProxLinux is the king of lightweight operating systems) so rebuilt ProxLinux 2 from scratch, thus ProxLinux 2.2 was born. I'm pleased to say ALL of these bugs are fixed in ProxLinux 2.2. You set a user during installation and it remains after, you can add users as normal, the right click menu has been tested for quality and seems to be bug free. The live installer has a new refreshing look and feel and I've built a new panel theme as well as included a new icon theme. The new panel takes up the full width of the screen which is why you can now right click the panel to open the menu as well.
· In this release I've dropped LOIC (this is not a hacker OS), less links in the 'ProxLinux Tools' section of the menu, removed Lubuntu software centre as it's very heavy and Synaptic is far quicker (or Terminal for advanced users) and stuck with the standard Lubuntu window theme. There's no other changes, as far as I can remember.