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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 130 16.43%
Window Maker 18 2.28%
Enlightenment 51 6.45%
KWin 128 16.18%
Compiz 250 31.61%
MetaCity 42 5.31%
IceWM 38 4.80%
Blackbox 8 1.01%
OpenBox 51 6.45%
xfwm4 30 3.79%
Ratpoison 7 0.88%
Ion 3 0.38%
sawfish 2 0.25%
FVWM 10 1.26%
awesome 23 2.91%
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:42 AM   #31
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LXDE is a desktop environment.
Old 01-15-2009, 04:45 AM   #32
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Compiz. I just love making my classmates jealous by twirling the virtual desktop around, writing my name with fire etc.
Old 01-15-2009, 04:58 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Mark7 View Post
LXDE is a desktop environment.
Alleluias for your sense and sensitivity
Old 01-15-2009, 03:57 PM   #34
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:18 PM   #35
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Fluxbox....great for when you have some older machine like a Pentium 2 that you want to use. Although, I've never gotten too involved with it I'll admit...within a few days (maybe) I'm back to GNOME or xfce. I'll have to spend more time with it and learn how to really customize it instead of just using the sotck config files lol.
Old 01-15-2009, 05:11 PM   #36
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Compiz for Desktop/Laptop & light weight DirectFB, GTK or Qt for Embedded devices.

PS: You may Add next year on Linux + [Embedded & Mobile] domains too, decent stuff are there.
Old 01-15-2009, 05:19 PM   #37
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I must say that KWin is definitely paving the way for a better window manager. Supports some, constantly improving, support for effects, but works quite well without composite, too.
Old 01-16-2009, 12:06 AM   #38
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fluxbox drives me crazy with its featres/flexibility....
Old 01-16-2009, 12:25 AM   #39
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Fluxbox..for good performance
Old 01-16-2009, 12:32 AM   #40
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Compiz. Looks good. Makes others using vista jealous of what I get free of cost.
Old 01-16-2009, 08:31 AM   #41
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:08 PM   #42
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dwm is not listed . It's minimal & functional .
That's a late request I know .
Old 01-17-2009, 12:31 PM   #43
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xmonad!!! not in options
Old 01-17-2009, 02:27 PM   #44
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I've been glancing at openbox too and it looks nice. If I get the time to sit down and fiddle a bit to learn the pipe menus I might end up with it instead but I've been using fluxbox for a long time now and I really like it. light, easy to use, easy to configure. Very nice indeed.
Old 01-17-2009, 07:41 PM   #45
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Fluxbox = teh s3x


afterstep, xfce

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