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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:

Fluxbox
Window Maker
Enlightenment
KWin
MetaCity
sawfish
IceWM
Blackbox
AfterStep
OpenBox
fvwm2
Ratpoison
Ion
xfwm4
Compiz
Beryl

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Old 02-01-2007, 07:44 PM   #76
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Definately Enlightenment DR17. It is fast, themeable, and eye-candish (is that a word?). Just pure ownage.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 09:46 PM   #77
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Fluxbox for the win!
 
Old 02-03-2007, 07:12 PM   #78
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Where's dwm? It evolves fast and many user switch to it
 
Old 02-03-2007, 08:17 PM   #79
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I discovered Beryl in the Linux Action Show, ever since I've been a big fan.
 
Old 02-05-2007, 01:29 PM   #80
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Originally Posted by BlahBlah_X
Definately Enlightenment DR17. It is fast, themeable, and eye-candish (is that a word?). Just pure ownage.
+100
On my 700MHz/256MB/ATI rage, the whole system (Arch linux with e17, 4 different & nice looking virtual desktops) has a 20 MB memory footprint, beeing the most elegant and tweakable wm I can think of.
Also use it on a daily basis on my amd 3200/1024MB/GeForce 6200.

This was just my 2 cents for those who did not try it recently, as there's been amazing work/improvment on Enlightenment DR17
 
Old 02-05-2007, 10:46 PM   #81
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Out of the few that I've tried, I like fluxbox the best.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 12:10 AM   #82
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Cool window manager

I've gotten people at the coffee shop to look at it and say "Wow, Vista won't even do that! What is that?" So I think it further's the cause.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 10:20 AM   #83
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I don't see 4DWM on the menu, but I didn't expect it to be since, as far as I know, it only exists on IRIX.

I voted Enlightenment, because it is pretty cool, and I am a sucker for eye-candy sometimes.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 10:49 AM   #84
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First it was icewm. But I grew to dislike her looks.
Then it was wmii. But I raged every time I ran gimp.
And then it was fluxbox. But I... well... I'm still using fluxbox.

Oh well, my vote goes to fluxbox!
 
Old 02-07-2007, 01:33 AM   #85
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First it was icewm. But I grew to dislike her looks.
Then it was wmii. But I raged every time I ran gimp.
And then it was fluxbox. But I... well... I'm still using fluxbox.

Oh well, my vote goes to fluxbox!
I used Flux for a while before switching to OpenBox, wh/I really liked and used for a good year or so. Now I've got lots faster machine and using Xfce. But otherwise probably still be on OpenBox. Might want to give it a gander. It's way light and quite nimble.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 02:28 PM   #86
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I voted fluxbox. Just simple, slick and stays out of your way. However, after reading this thread, I looked into and installed fvwm-crystal. Wow! Upon installing I was really impressed by the default functionality they've set up on top of fvwm. I'm going to have to put it through its paces. Looks very cool though.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 10:01 AM   #87
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enlightment is the best
 
Old 02-10-2007, 11:28 AM   #88
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Well, I just checked out enlightenment for the first time (thanks to the SlackE17 project). All I can say is, I've found my new desktop! Simply incredible. Don't know why I haven't tried it before. Totally different experience than anything out there.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 05:37 AM   #89
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Originally Posted by dumais
Enlightment is my choice.
enlightment is still in beta, can't be my choice, i love it though
 
Old 02-11-2007, 04:55 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by Ruhar
Well, I just checked out enlightenment for the first time (thanks to the SlackE17 project). All I can say is, I've found my new desktop! Simply incredible. Don't know why I haven't tried it before. Totally different experience than anything out there.
That's exactly what I've said to myself!
 
  


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