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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 02-05-2006, 12:17 PM   #46
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My 2 cents.

I prefure Fluxbox. I have Flux and FreeBSD doing duty on a PII 350. It will even play streaming video with Mplayer and RealPlay over the net. Also have it on PIII's and P4's.

KDE is nice but a little heavy for me.

IceWM is ok.

FVWM is ok.

Last edited by teckk; 02-05-2006 at 12:20 PM.
Old 02-05-2006, 06:36 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by lydgate
Can anyone who has experience with OpenBox point out why they choose Flux, Blackbox, or e16 over it?
I used openbox for about a month or more. But I dropped it because it's too slow. (I started using ion3, then ratpoison and now icewm instead)

Otherwhise I think it's greater looking... and much cleaner then fluxbox.

On the other side... it's quite a hack to get obpager to start on startup.
Old 02-06-2006, 12:42 PM   #48
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Definitely Xfce's xfwm4
Old 02-09-2006, 08:12 PM   #49
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hey hey hey! you guys forgot the best wm out there! TWM!!!!! i mean come on!!! its just sexy!....guess i'll have to go with blackbox, isn't anyone else here minimalist?
Old 02-13-2006, 02:30 PM   #50
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Ion2 is the best I've tried.
Old 02-15-2006, 08:59 AM   #51
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fluxbox rules supreme.

Old 02-15-2006, 12:57 PM   #52
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IceWM! Fluxbox gave me problems the task bar always cutting off the names of my programs.
Old 02-15-2006, 06:25 PM   #53
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Tried others but I always come back to fluxbox.
Old 02-15-2006, 08:53 PM   #54
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I like both: fluxbox and enlightenment, but if I had to make a choice, then I'd choose enlightenment.
Old 02-16-2006, 02:44 AM   #55
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MetaCity. It does a great job on my SUSE.
Old 02-16-2006, 06:04 AM   #56
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Openbox + Cygwin/X: my saviour when I'm at work where I have to use windoze.
Metacity: one of the best window managers ever. It does it's job, nothing less and nothing more.
Enlightenment: it's cool.

This year my vote goes to Openbox

Last edited by d0g; 02-16-2006 at 06:06 AM.
Old 02-16-2006, 12:25 PM   #57
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I voted Fluxbox and spend the most time there, but E17 is impressive. I'm going to build a more powerful machine soon, and if E17 keeps going the way it is I could be Enlightened in 2006.
Old 02-16-2006, 03:58 PM   #58
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Wow! There seems to be a few WMs I didn't even know they existed. Have to try out a few in the next few months.
Old 02-16-2006, 06:04 PM   #59
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Cool OpenBox3 for me

I've used KDE, Gnome, Fluxbox, FVWM, E17 and OpenBox3. I got the tip on OB3 from people on #gentoo, thought I should give it a try and realised people were not lieing! I don't know why some say OpenBox is slower than Fluxbox?! Is that OB2? OB3 is faster for me.
KDE seemed to bloated! Bad antialiasing! Bad fonts! Heavy on the resources! Not so smart WM! Gnome seemed OK... still a bit heavy. Fluxbox is nothing but a great WM! FVWM I don't know what to say about! E17 is ... unusual? OpenBox is ... "standards compliant"
Anyway my prefered window manager is OpenBox3 now and forever I hope!
Old 02-17-2006, 10:19 AM   #60
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fluxbox !!!


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