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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 02-17-2006, 12:21 PM   #61
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Wmii -
Old 02-17-2006, 04:11 PM   #62
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I hear people saying a lot of stuff about it, but they cant fight the arguement that it is the most configurable and functional WM on earth today. That, and yes, it can be eye-candy (all you need is inspiration and some brain cells). Plus, low mem consuption. Simply, Perfect. Fluxbox is kinder garden next to FVWM.

i say no more...
Old 02-18-2006, 02:31 AM   #63
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Looks are only screen deep

I'm not too fermillyer with most of these, but enlightenment seems to come up a lot. There are a few that are rather unique.
Old 02-18-2006, 03:34 AM   #64
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Flux is awesome, once you finish configuring it. I've also been impressed with Enlightment when I saw it lately.
Old 02-19-2006, 05:46 AM   #65
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Window Maker.
Old 02-19-2006, 02:03 PM   #66
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Thumbs up

Enlightenment is very smart in both e16 (the stable version) & the shining upcoming-but-allready-usable e17 Desktop management :
This is Elive-0.4 :
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This is e17-cvs back in November 2005 in my small Toshiba laptop :

I love that it take only a few MB : 37MB (total) are in use after booting into enlightenment 17-cvs I got that beautifull & fully functionnal desktop. So you can compare with those big fat Gnome / KDE, or even with that windows xp

How comes one can't put an image here
Old 02-19-2006, 09:48 PM   #67
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Window Maker all the way! Flexible, clean and fast.
Old 02-22-2006, 05:50 PM   #68
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I've been playing with IceWM today and I must say, it's very nice.

Seems like IceWM with xterm, Dillo, and ROX-filer is a great combination for my slow spare computer.
Old 02-27-2006, 01:52 AM   #69
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OOps.. Window Maker is losing???!!! How can it be??
Old 02-27-2006, 10:16 AM   #70
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I agree 100% *FLUXBOX*
Old 02-27-2006, 11:07 AM   #71
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fluxbox :}
Old 02-28-2006, 09:55 AM   #72
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Anyone here try using other WM's with KDE or Gnome? It really speeds things up.

Old 02-28-2006, 10:37 AM   #73
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I also use ice with kde to speed things up (nice).

My favourate window manager is still FLUXBOX
Old 02-28-2006, 05:56 PM   #74
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Though i personally use FVWM2 i feel DR17 (enlightenment)has been the revelation.
Old 03-01-2006, 01:35 AM   #75
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Openbox... Smallest and does its job the best.

Fluxbox crashed several times while running Valknut... otherwise I would have voted for it.


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