The 'default' Raspberry-Pi image Raspbian comes with a lot of overhead which is mostly not wanted at least in my case. Here is a little aptitude line which gets rid of all the stuff we don't want on our little embedded system like Xorg server, fonts, X Applications, LXDE and so forth. To slim/trim down your Raspbian installation.

sudo apt-get remove --purge x11-common x11-utils x11-xkb-utils x11-xserver-utils \
  xarchiver xauth xkb-data xinit lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter consolekit \
  libx{composite,cb,cursor,damage,dmcp,ext,font,ft,i,inerama,kbfile,klavier,mu,pm,randr,render,res,t,xf86}* \
  lxde* lx{input,menu-data,panel,polkit,randr,session,session-edit,shortcut,task,terminal} \
  obconf openbox gtk* libgtk* python-pygame python-tk python3-tk scratch tsconf omxplayer squeak-vm \
  penguinspuzzle mupdf netsurf-gtk menu-xdg

sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean

boxfs for Ubuntu Precise Quantal ppa

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Do you have a box.com Account. For those who do not know http://www.box.com, it is a cloud storage system just like http://www.dropbox.com but it uses an open standard API called OpenBox API. Domenico Rotiroti wrote a fuse driver called boxfs to mount your ...

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I lately updated my laptop with the latest packages and I've got KDE 4.8.1 from the ppa. To my surprise all the gtk apps that I have installed look terrible, with the standard GTK look, apps like firefox/pidgin and so on. The default theme look was ...

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Hey all, this is just a screenshot, for all you nerds out there. Syncing 8TB of data with Drbd via a single 1GBps connection, crazy I know, but it was worth the test :)

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Hey you all out there, today I want to show off my very simple but nice conky setup that I use on my Laptop. The layout is fairly small to match the resolution of my laptop's monitor. The configuration uses only conky functions and uses the fonts Terminus and ...

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