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Poll: Window Manager of the Year
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Window Manager of the Year

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The nominees are:

Window Maker
Fluxbox
Enlightenment
KWin
Blackbox
IceWM
sawfish
AfterStep
MetaCity
Openbox
fvwm2
Ratpoison
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:52 AM   #61
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WindowMaker
 
Old 02-02-2005, 05:59 AM   #62
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kde

kde rules!
 
Old 02-02-2005, 11:59 AM   #63
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For snappiness/speed AND functionality, you can't beat the IceWM / iDesktop / ROX-filer combo!
 
Old 02-02-2005, 06:55 PM   #64
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uhh are the window manager and desktop environment switched!?

I recall GDM as a Window Manager whereas Fluxbox would be a Desktop Environment...
 
Old 02-02-2005, 08:26 PM   #65
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Quote:
Originally posted by mindmerge
uhh are the window manager and desktop environment switched!?

I recall GDM as a Window Manager whereas Fluxbox would be a Desktop Environment...
Fluxbox is a window manager in my view. KDE, Gnome, and XFCE are the major DE's though I believe Enlightenment will qualify once DR17 is released. I *think* that as of 16.7 it is still really a wm.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 11:24 PM   #66
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Quote:
Originally posted by ratpoison
Fluxbox is a window manager in my view. KDE, Gnome, and XFCE are the major DE's though I believe Enlightenment will qualify once DR17 is released. I *think* that as of 16.7 it is still really a wm.
I haven't used enlightenment in several years. I'm still not truly sold on any of them... I like aspects of each which I think is the reason I lean toward flux.

I understand your reasoning on the WM/DE. I agree.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 11:31 PM   #67
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I would say IceWM is the WM of the year
 
Old 02-08-2005, 08:58 PM   #68
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I think fluxbox is a WM, it only controlls the click menu and a slit...
 
Old 02-08-2005, 10:23 PM   #69
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Polls over folks.

But, yeah, fluxbox is not, never was, and hopefully never will be in any way a desktop - pure wm. GDM is a login manager - Gnome is the desktop with metacity (or whatever) for a window manager.

Though it is true the poll's still wrong as me and s_deepak_123 and ylikone know.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:38 AM   #70
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What is a 'wm' ?

Hi can anyone tell me what exacty a WM is?


Isn't something like Fluxbox and KDE/Gnome the same?

Flux is considered a WM but KDE and Gnome is a DE...

Can someone describe me the difference when differentiating between WM and DE ...


Thanks.

Last edited by zparihar; 02-11-2005 at 05:41 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 06:31 AM   #71
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http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/XWindow-Ove...-managers.html
http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/XWindow-Ove...ironments.html

(Ignore the foolishly pro-desktop propaganda.)
 
Old 02-13-2005, 12:58 AM   #72
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thanks digiot
 
Old 03-29-2005, 09:49 PM   #73
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fvwm2!!
easy to use and configure!
 
Old 10-17-2005, 07:01 AM   #74
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FVWM is the most configurable wm ever... just look at the shots in fvwm.lair.be
 
  


 


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