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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 01-28-2009, 10:38 AM   #61
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Compiz has the 'eyecandy' to attract newbies and those 'other OS' users - come and try Linux.

My vote reflects the fact that compiz alone _maybe_ scores more Linux newcomers than all other 'bells and whistles' of linux.

*visual* as it is.

YMMV :-)
Old 01-31-2009, 05:06 AM   #62
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i voted Metacity. clear and good looking. also the Gnome configuration tools simply rule!
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compiz has made great strides this year, not just the eye candy with compiz-fusion but also the zoom and translucency
Old 02-03-2009, 09:57 AM   #64
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Window Manager of the Year

Where is AfterStep?
Old 02-03-2009, 11:36 AM   #65
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I hasn't found pekwm in the list, so compiz is my choice.
Old 02-03-2009, 01:06 PM   #66
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Add JWM eh?

I use JWM alot. Infact I'm using it right now and I use it on my Damn Small Linux Box.
Old 02-03-2009, 07:50 PM   #67
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Voted for ratpoison, as xfce isn't on the list. Window Maker is a close third, and a fond old friend (right along with AfterStep).
Old 02-04-2009, 02:06 AM   #68
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Sure, the best Window Manager is FVWM.
Old 02-04-2009, 02:49 AM   #69
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Originally Posted by voyvf View Post
Voted for ratpoison, as xfce isn't on the list. Window Maker is a close third, and a fond old friend (right along with AfterStep).
XFCE's window manager is XFWM, it is on the list, as i remember.
Old 02-04-2009, 03:25 AM   #70
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Fvwm forever, it looks:
Is there any other WM out there that can serve a DESK? The only WM gadget I need is the popup Pager (and bg-click menus) to navigate my desk. The taskbar is a crappy windoze invention. And no, serving several disconnected peepholes doesn't do for anyone who wants to work effectively with lots of windows. OK, at least better than the windoze 1-peephole system. But KDE, Gnome and the like are like walking with golden crutches.
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Did a lot of testing with light systems in the past few months. OpenBox impressed me with a big feel in a small footprint.
Old 02-04-2009, 11:07 AM   #72
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I would vote for dwm, but as it is not there as option. I go for Fluxbox, as it is what i used to use.
Old 02-05-2009, 04:41 AM   #73
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Voted for Fluxbox. It is always light and clean.
Old 02-06-2009, 06:36 AM   #74
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Please add StumpWM - at least in the same line as Ratpoison. It is a Common Lisp rewrite of ratpoison by the original ratpoison author.
Old 02-09-2009, 10:45 PM   #75
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Where is Pekwm?


afterstep, xfce

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