list of ultra light software for X
If you think xfce is extremely bloated, this list is for you.
I'm trying to make my computer faster by installing the most lightweight software that doesn't compromise on functionality too much and isn't too weird either. Software I currently use is bold, alternatives aren't. Software with problems is between ()s.
window manager: karmen, oroborus
terminal: aterm, xterm
filemanager: currently none in use
text editor: nedit, gvim
spreadsheet: (siag has a font problem, but who cares about fonts in a spreadsheet)
word processor or similar: lyx, (pathetic word has a font problem)
"paper" viewer: xpdf, gv, xdvi, gvu
reading files from more "standardized" people and windows users: catdoc, antiword, odt2txt
browser: ? (kazehakase depends on XULrunner, links -g and dillo are not functional enough)
feed reader: ?(liferea depends on XULrunner and gconf)
detect and connect to WLANs: ? (gnome network manager depends on gnome)
Please contribute to this list, but note that software that depends on gnome, kde or XULrunner cannot be considered lightweight. There are a few programs in the list that do have such dependencies, I'd like to replace these. Depending on gtk or qt is ok.
I'm not interested in commandline utilities unless these make other software in the list more useful.