ok noob question...
is there any chance of getting firfox and abi word working in pmenu? or do they require the desktop environment?
If so i would almost never use the angstrom OS.
Well, as pmenu runs within X, it can probably start both. You'd probably be bound to singletasking, though.
Also, pmenu runs within angstrom. You probably mean Xfce that you'd never use. Give it a chance, it's my favourite Desktop Environment and totally awesome