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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Window Maker 78 6.65%
Fluxbox 318 27.11%
Enlightenment 176 15.00%
KWin 212 18.07%
sawfish 9 0.77%
MetaCity 98 8.35%
IceWM 92 7.84%
Blackbox 36 3.07%
AfterStep 7 0.60%
Openbox 26 2.22%
fvwm2 33 2.81%
Ratpoison 6 0.51%
Ion 16 1.36%
xfwm4 66 5.63%
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:45 AM   #31
Registered: Sep 2004
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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.
Old 02-01-2006, 12:11 PM   #32
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Idaho
Distribution: Mandriva
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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.
Old 02-01-2006, 02:44 PM   #33
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Gnome is a horrible monster
Old 02-01-2006, 03:00 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Widgeteye
Gnome is a horrible monster
Then it lives up to its namesake!

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.
Old 02-01-2006, 08:33 PM   #35
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ho ho ho ... as a lite linux users
blackbox is number uno, and KDE in the
last finger i have (sorry for KDE users)

bwa ha ha ha
Old 02-02-2006, 11:04 AM   #36
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Registered: Feb 2006
Location: BG
Distribution: Slackware 10.1 (At Home), FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE (At Work) Both with fluxbox
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fluxbox is my WM guru
Old 02-02-2006, 11:13 AM   #37
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Sad, how everybody's got it wrong (Other than Ozar) - FVWM2 is by far the best
Old 02-02-2006, 01:45 PM   #38
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I use KDE, so -> kwin
Old 02-02-2006, 03:52 PM   #39
Registered: Jan 2006
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OpenBox. It never sacrafices good looks for performance and yet remains the fastest replacement for MetaCity that I can find.
Old 02-02-2006, 07:43 PM   #40
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Fullerton, CA
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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.
Old 02-03-2006, 04:12 AM   #41
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flux for my slack box
Old 02-03-2006, 03:18 PM   #42
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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
Old 02-03-2006, 03:24 PM   #43
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Openbox and Fluxbox as my second. Light and highly configurable
Old 02-04-2006, 09:57 AM   #44
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KDE. I even use it on my NetBSD box, although I prefer Fluxbox as my true desktop.
Old 02-05-2006, 11:11 AM   #45
Registered: Sep 2005
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Originally Posted by peter_89
OpenBox. It never sacrafices good looks for performance and yet remains the fastest replacement for MetaCity that I can find.
Exactly why I voted for it - it's the best of both worlds.


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