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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Window Maker 86 11.42%
Enlightenment 62 8.23%
KWin 123 16.33%
Blackbox 42 5.58%
Fluxbox 214 28.42%
IceWM 84 11.16%
sawfish 25 3.32%
AfterStep 4 0.53%
MetaCity 93 12.35%
Openbox 20 2.66%
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Old 11-17-2003, 11:57 AM   #16
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Hey, where's amiwm? ^_^ Out of the ones listed, blackbox is the nicest; fluxbox would beat blackbox, but it still seems to have some issues.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 12:14 PM   #17
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evilwm is the best (because invisible) window manager, why can't i choose it?
 
Old 11-17-2003, 12:35 PM   #18
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icewm - just does what I want easy and fast.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 02:11 PM   #19
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n00b question!!!

what is the difference between a window manager (enlightenment) and a desktop environment (kde). dont they both do the same thing? they both run after you startx and they both give you a desktop from wich to work. but i have heard of people running gnome on top of e. how does that work?
 
Old 11-17-2003, 02:18 PM   #20
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Originally posted by jsmarshall85
n00b question!!!

what is the difference between a window manager (enlightenment) and a desktop environment (kde). dont they both do the same thing? they both run after you startx and they both give you a desktop from wich to work. but i have heard of people running gnome on top of e. how does that work?
A window manager just does what it's supposed to, manage windows. A desktop environment on the other hand usually contains a file browser and (imho) other pointless features.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 02:56 PM   #21
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What about 'kahakai'?
 
Old 11-17-2003, 03:02 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by jsmarshall85
n00b question!!!
Yeah - a window manager is a component of a desktop or, more accurately, a desktop is a truckload of silly crap slapped on top of a window manager. Anyway - you run 'Gnome on top of E' by replacing Gnome's window manager component with E. And speaking of, what the *hell* is up with KWin? I don't even think that should be in there. How many people are actually running that apart from KDE? It's just basically a double vote.

And, no, the fact that it's ahead of fluxbox at this point has *nothing* to do with it. It's the principle of the thing.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 03:18 PM   #23
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FVWM without doubt!!

Fvwm beats every WM hands down....it has been there since time immemorial too alongwith fvwm-themes, theres virtually nothing that beats it
one vote for that...and could u please add that too
 
Old 11-17-2003, 03:21 PM   #24
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Post Pekwm Is NICE

I used to love fluxbox and openbox...but when i try pek.....i just couldn't belive it, it was like someone read my mind and made a WM for me

I'd say... for me Pekwm is the best one
 
Old 11-17-2003, 04:31 PM   #25
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well i just installed slackware 9.1 and i must say i really like it so far. it asked me what DE to use by default and i choose xfce, but that is a DE right? what WM am i using then?
 
Old 11-17-2003, 05:09 PM   #26
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xfce is both - it's a wm transitioning to IDE, it seems. I think the window manager component is actually called xfwm4. Nice work for the most part but I just played with it a few days and went back to flux.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 05:12 PM   #27
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Just like to add my voice to the "where's Kahakai?" crowd. It's fast, lightweight, infinitely configurable and really purty!!!
 
Old 11-17-2003, 05:28 PM   #28
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Originally posted by KptnKrill
A window manager just does what it's supposed to, manage windows. A desktop environment on the other hand usually contains a file browser and (imho) other pointless features.
LOL! I never would have thought of it that way until I gave Fluxbox a try (I am totally hooked). I haven't missed a single 'feature' of any desktop environment I ever used. Flux does everything I need it to anyway

Last edited by Scruff; 11-17-2003 at 05:32 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 08:03 PM   #29
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Xfce

I personally vote for Xfce
 
Old 11-17-2003, 08:28 PM   #30
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Metacity gets my vote. It goes well with GNOME.
 
  


 


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