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Window Manager of the Year

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The nominees are:

Window Maker
Enlightenment
KWin
Blackbox
Fluxbox
IceWM
sawfish
AfterStep
MetaCity
Openbox

 
 
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Old 11-18-2003, 12:41 AM   #31
cuerty
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This was a hard one. For me, fluxbox, and thats the one I vote. This year I change a few times of window manager.

First Enlightment, its fast, nice, but hard to drive. That take me off from it.
Then metacity with Gnome, don't make me a great desktop, also, the velocity decreases a lot. So switch to the firsts alphas of xfce 4.
XFCE4: great, just what I was specting from a GTK2 WM. Great tools, nice manager, easy to configure an drive, but in a few months I get bored of it.
Openbox: I allways like *box, back in the days of slackware 3, blackbox drive me crazy ;-). But this was no so good, maybe in a few years...
Fluxbox: O_O, when I got it running (took me a time to get it as I like) is great, perfect I must say. First I toke a chance with the beta, but gkrellm was show on the taskbar so I say "let gets stable" , then 0.1.. Love it! Runs fine, managin it is fully aceptable, dockapping tools... got all, I don't know wath to say... try it!
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:54 AM   #32
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Alright, if we're not going to see Kahakai, I'll go openbox, my second choice. Version 3 is smooth, and fewer irrelevancies than flux imho.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 05:13 PM   #33
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Quote:
Originally posted by cuerty

XFCE4: great, just what I was specting from a GTK2 WM. Great tools, nice manager, easy to configure an drive, but in a few months I get bored of it.
XFCE is not a WM...
It's a DE.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 05:20 PM   #34
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Many of the window managers out there perform very well, but Fluxbox gets my vote as I have been able to tweak it to my taste w/ the least effort plus it's just FAST!
 
Old 11-19-2003, 02:25 AM   #35
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Ion!
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:43 AM   #36
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i may get a slap for this but i would like to see kde up there?

*slpas himself for everyone else who is intending to*
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:44 AM   #37
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slaps matthew slaps
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:47 AM   #38
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ohh shit,
*slaps himself so hard he falls on the floor*

kde is a desktop, not a windows manager?
is that right maybe thats why it isnt here, after kde winmaker and enlightenment are my next choices. But wait there desktops not windows managers, im confused
 
Old 11-19-2003, 11:46 PM   #39
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Fluxbox for me... I just love it, there's nothing except what really needs to be there, and super fast.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:48 AM   #40
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Fluxbox -- Managing your windows without the BS.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:34 AM   #41
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pekwm
 
Old 11-23-2003, 07:23 AM   #42
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the new fluxbox is pretty lovely and fast as well
 
Old 11-23-2003, 09:20 AM   #43
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OpenBox got my vote, though I would have voted for FVWM if it were on the list. I went through the various *box WMs but settled on FVWM because with a little patience you can configure most every aspect of how it works. O.K. make that a lot of patience.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:04 AM   #44
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i agree
 
Old 11-28-2003, 11:23 AM   #45
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Quote:
Originally posted by matthewallen
ohh shit,
*slaps himself so hard he falls on the floor*

kde is a desktop, not a windows manager?
is that right maybe thats why it isnt here, after kde winmaker and enlightenment are my next choices. But wait there desktops not windows managers, im confused
Window Maker and Enlightenment are Window Managers, not desktops to clarify this for you.
 
  


 


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