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ROX is a desktop environment "based around the filer". It is acronym for RISC OS on X, an d tries to "bring some of the good features from RISC OS to Unix and Linux". Anyway, if you want it, you've probably checked it out already, so lets cut to it.


There are two ways to install it, the usual way, and through Zero Install.


The package, though it doesn't seem like it, has the desktop stuff with it. You install it through this extremely complex and counterintuitive method:

pacman -S rox

Zero Install


File manager

Even more difficult than the pacman installation


Desktop Environment

You need to run rox before your window manager. Here is my line, using openbox as the WM

rox -b Default -p default ; exec openbox