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jeremy 01-28-2006 03:49 PM

Window Manager of the Year
 
If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.

--jeremy

Ha1f 01-29-2006 12:35 PM

always fluxbox

linmix 01-29-2006 12:36 PM

What exactly is the difference between the two groups?

ingvildr 01-29-2006 01:01 PM

where's pekwm????, that little window manager come through great in 2005

frob23 01-29-2006 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linmix
What exactly is the difference between the two groups?

Typically, it's a matter of scale. But there are also things which a DE does that a window manager will not do. Icons, file associations, etc... these are things that a DE usually does that a window manager would not do.

The task of a window manager is to manage the windows. Move, resize, minimize/hide (optional), close, open, placement... etc. Everything else is not part of the job (although most include menu functionality for people who don't run them in a DE). For example, if you click on a text document and an editor opens with the file in it, you are using functionality that is the realm of the DE.

For many people, a window manager provides all the functionality they need. Other people need the more complete and integrated environment that KDE or Gnome provides. The extra functionality comes at the cost of increased size and resource needs.

Raftysworld 01-29-2006 09:20 PM

Fluxbox =)

Alien_Hominid 01-30-2006 01:56 AM

Metacity or enlightenment.

scuzzman 01-30-2006 01:58 AM

Have to go with Enlightenment :D

Ruben2 01-30-2006 04:29 AM

Definitely Fluxbox

mokele 01-30-2006 05:21 AM

Fluxbox here

linmix 01-30-2006 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frob23
Typically, it's a matter of scale. But there are also things which a DE does that a window manager will not do. Icons, file associations, etc... these are things that a DE usually does that a window manager would not do.

The task of a window manager is to manage the windows. Move, resize, minimize/hide (optional), close, open, placement... etc. Everything else is not part of the job (although most include menu functionality for people who don't run them in a DE). For example, if you click on a text document and an editor opens with the file in it, you are using functionality that is the realm of the DE.

For many people, a window manager provides all the functionality they need. Other people need the more complete and integrated environment that KDE or Gnome provides. The extra functionality comes at the cost of increased size and resource needs.

Thanks! Great explanation.

chess 01-30-2006 12:20 PM

Fluxbox definitely.

anticapitalista 01-30-2006 01:41 PM

Another fluxbox user here.

fcaraballo 01-30-2006 01:50 PM

Fluxbox yet again

macondo 01-30-2006 01:54 PM

IceWM is my favorite!


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