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Poll: Window Manager of the Year
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Window Manager of the Year

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The nominees are:

Window Maker
Fluxbox
Enlightenment
KWin
sawfish
MetaCity
IceWM
Blackbox
AfterStep
Openbox
fvwm2
Ratpoison
Ion
xfwm4

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Old 05-11-2006, 07:46 AM   #106
slackmagic
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w00t! Fluxbox won!

You like a simplistic and fast WM? Get Fluxbox!
You have an old computer? Get Fluxbox!
You like to edit config files and still make your desktop look nice? Get Fluxbox!

erm...you want to go with the crowd? Get Fluxbox?!
 
Old 05-11-2006, 11:19 AM   #107
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hmm openbox doesn't get the credit it deserves, so i expect everyone to be voting openbox for next year
 
Old 05-11-2006, 11:23 AM   #108
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I've never used openbox myself so I'll have to search on google and see what the hub bub is about... what's it like in your opinion anyway?
 
Old 05-11-2006, 12:00 PM   #109
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true, openbox should get more credit but to be fair I've used it and prefer fluxbox, althought only subtely different, so really, most people who like them are gonna fall into the fluxbox vote.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 02:47 PM   #110
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Gogul, its the fastest WM i have ever used and it has some nice gui tools like obconf for configuration and obmenu for you guessed it menu writting. It is a little bare when you first install because unlike fluxbox it doesn't have a panel, but if what you want is a simple and fast window manager that just does its job openbox is king
 
Old 05-12-2006, 04:17 AM   #111
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Thanks for that ingvildr. I think I will give it a try later
 
Old 05-15-2006, 08:43 AM   #112
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I like Fluxbox not because it won or because more people use it. I like it because it's light and in the same time very customizable. You can also build you own themes without too much problems. Unlike OpenBox which I've tried it has a task-bar built-in so you don't need to search for a good or even better one. The things I run mostly with Fluxbox is unclutter, so that my mouse pointer will dissapear when it's located on a window for too much(but it won't if it's on the root window, i.e. the desktop its self), the fbpager so that I can see what apps I am running on what desktops(I don't really like the fact that when transparency is on and I change the desktop it flickers a bit... maybe someone knows a better one... I really doubt that...), conky set on the root window with double boffer(again I don't like one thing about this one too, the fact that when set with no own window at updates it redraws the whole root window) the best looking system monitor ;-) and xbindkeys, to set some key combinations to start certain apps(although Fluxbox has built-in support...). All these are started from ~/.fluxbox/apps and not ~/.xinitrc.
I also love the flux menu to start applications!
 
Old 05-17-2006, 02:16 AM   #113
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why do you need a panel?, thats what is good anout openbox its so light .
 
  


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