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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 02-15-2008, 05:40 AM   #46
bathory
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I'm using fluxbox because it's very light and easy configurable
 
Old 02-19-2008, 07:10 AM   #47
schnexel
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Thumbs down NONE (I use Fvwm2)

See my expalining at "Desktop Environment".
 
Old 02-19-2008, 07:38 PM   #48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tamihania View Post
Really missing here - dwm, xmonad and last but not least - awesome WM...
hmmm - a pity.

Best,
tami
I think you are very right, and I have a strong hope that those proposals will be accepted -at least- in the next year. Xmonad is really awesome as it can use approximately 8 to 10 different managing modes nowadays: (vertical and horizontal) Tiling, Ion Tabbed, accordion, circle, overlapping, floating and a some others I really don't care. It is strongly modularized and very keyboard oriented (though there's mouse too...). You can setup different layout spaces for different applications, select different setups per application and so forth.

What I really don't understand is why most people doesn't get the difference between a DE (Desktop Environment) and WM (Window Manager) overall when there is a whole curve in productivity that the WIMP model will never break.

Who need a desktop when you can blend together virtual desktops, normal windows, keyboard and mouse? It is another world and people is coming too slowly.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 04:20 PM   #49
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4DWM.....cleanest, fastest, and most stable....if you want eye candy, get an playstation....
 
Old 02-25-2008, 01:35 PM   #50
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It is the first time when Fluxbox did not win this category, straight 5 years 2002-2006 belong to Fluxbox, looks like eye candy win this time
 
Old 02-25-2008, 10:07 PM   #51
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Go Compiz.
 
  


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