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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 180 19.17%
Window Maker 28 2.98%
Enlightenment 66 7.03%
KWin 148 15.76%
MetaCity 40 4.26%
sawfish 5 0.53%
IceWM 38 4.05%
Blackbox 12 1.28%
Compiz 316 33.65%
OpenBox 27 2.88%
xfwm4 59 6.28%
Ratpoison 9 0.96%
Ion 11 1.17%
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:12 PM   #31
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I like fluxbox

Easily configurable through a text config file
Has all the basic functions needed to run a machine
Quick launching with a small footprint
Can be left sparse or made to display icons
Comes with some canned themes that make it functional or make your own
Doesn't comes with tons of bloat apps that you may never use or don't want
Old 01-19-2008, 09:06 PM   #32
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The more time I spend using Fluxbox, the more I like it!
Old 01-21-2008, 12:11 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by m0rg View Post
What about stumpwm?
Either they don't know, don't care or just plain forgot about.
Our pal Stumpwm!
Old 01-21-2008, 11:30 AM   #34
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fluxbox every year :]
Old 01-22-2008, 05:04 AM   #35
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So far, Fluxbox is the best for me.
Old 01-31-2008, 07:01 AM   #36
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I'd vote for stumpwm if I could :b
Old 02-01-2008, 04:30 AM   #37
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JWM of course!
Old 02-01-2008, 05:22 AM   #38
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I voted for xfwm4 because mostly i use Xfce and I've never found a reason to change the window manager. I've also used Gnome with xfwm4 as the window manager and everything got a lot faster than with metacity. I'll use anything that's reasonably light and lets me shade a window with a mouse wheel scroll over as my gf doesn't like clicking noises when she's trying to sleep :-)
Old 02-01-2008, 05:35 AM   #39
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I voted Ion because I never thought I would change it anymore. But let's get real for a minute: what if not Xmonad?
Old 02-01-2008, 09:37 AM   #40
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xmonad of course
Old 02-02-2008, 09:52 AM   #41
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I am using FVWM. I have not find a window manager so flexible and powerful. For example:

* I can customise each desktop (i.e., each desktop has its own applications menu). This is one of the reasons, appart of its low resources consumption, I moved to FVWM.
* I can have multiple desktops, each with multiple pages. (One desktop is bigger than one screen)

In the xvinman voting chart, fvwm has a decent position (

I would like my vote to count for FVWM.
Old 02-02-2008, 12:09 PM   #42
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I've been using larswm for over a year and I'm happy, though I'm starting to miss having small cute icons in the desktop... I guess that's how someone can get tired of minimalistic-tiling wm. Cheers

Last edited by fresno; 02-02-2008 at 12:21 PM.
Old 02-02-2008, 09:43 PM   #43
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I need my Afterstep please.
Old 02-11-2008, 07:46 AM   #44
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Fluxbox. It's the best thing since sliced bread. No, wait. It's far better than sliced bread. It's the greatest thing that ever happened. There, it's said.
Old 02-15-2008, 02:09 AM   #45
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I like IceWM. On lower-end systems, it runs great for me. Fluxbox is okay, but I'm more familiar with IceWm.


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