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Fluxbox for sure, however i think E17 is going to be HOT! In a way E17 provides the features of Fluxbox but with the extra eyecandy (and more cumbersome configuration as of now). I look forward to a more mature stable E17.
I've been fascinated with AfterStep ever since I found it in Mdk 6.0. I felt slighted when they decided not to include it anymore. That being said, I use KDE almost exclusively although I also like Enlightenment and am especially fond of the rendition of Fluxbox in Feather Linux. All these WM's give us a chance to think about how things might be done and I think any OS is dead without this kind of choice.
I gave gnome another chance the other day - I just could not get past the Windows-like operation, especially Nautilus. The limitations I run into with Nautilus just drive me nuts. It feels almost exactly like Windows Explorer.
I ran OpenBox once and got immediately addicted, it's super fast. With Xorg 7 + xcompmgr (finally got DRI on my stupid laptop ATI card), rox pinboard, fbpanel, it's seriously beautiful and amazingly fast. Configurable too.
I dunno why everyone's so crazy about fluxbox. I don't know if I just need to configure it a lot but every time I've tried it out it just sort of turns me off. Same with e16 and blackbox, I mean admittedly I haven't tried configuring them beyond the basics, but they're never really what I want. I'm always slightly bothered by what I'm missing, and I'm never sure if they really just aren't for me, or if I'm somehow doing something wrong. Can anyone who has experience with OpenBox point out why they choose Flux, Blackbox, or e16 over it?
The only other two I have even mildly been able to stand are waimea and e17. E17 is cool looking and fun to use, but I couldn't configure it for the life of me though.
I can't remember if I tried fvwm2 or not, and definitely not wmii or whatever.
After numerous attempts to try and get the *ugh!* windowlist button and shortcut out of the way without also losing the multiple desktops and several other configurations I had, I left IceWM and started using fluxbox. I see now that I'm so original in that.. I need something new [=-)
No kidding, fluxbox here, if I'm not trying to do impossible things to DEs