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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 97 16.33%
Window Maker 17 2.86%
Enlightenment 29 4.88%
KWin 117 19.70%
Compiz 138 23.23%
MetaCity 38 6.40%
IceWM 31 5.22%
Blackbox 5 0.84%
OpenBox 49 8.25%
xfwm4 32 5.39%
Ratpoison 3 0.51%
Ion 1 0.17%
sawfish 2 0.34%
FVWM 12 2.02%
awesome 12 2.02%
xmonad 11 1.85%
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:52 PM   #1
jeremy
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Window Manager of the Year


If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:22 AM   #2
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Fluxbox
 
Old 01-08-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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Hmm, i need to figure out what the difference between a "window manager" and a "desktop manager" is.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #4
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you mean desktop environment ? well a desktop environment includes additional programs, these would mostly include KDE, GNOME, XFCE. Fluxbox on the other hand does not come with additional programs such as a file manager, image viewer, document viewer, etc.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:02 PM   #5
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Another one for fluxbox
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:12 PM   #6
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e17 & e17-svn

very nice
 
Old 01-09-2010, 01:06 AM   #7
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Since no dwm I selected openbox since I use it once in a while.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 02:02 AM   #8
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compiz and fluxbox, chose compiz.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 04:11 AM   #9
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There are a couple in the list I'm unfamiliar with, e.g. "Awesome", but otherwise OpenBox takes the cake, hands down.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 08:54 PM   #10
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IceWM even if its kinda buggy these days with themes. Second choice would be fluxbox a tried and true friend that spans the ages.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 05:23 AM   #11
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If any poll needed an "other" category this is surely it.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 09:25 AM   #12
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Compiz is finally working properly for me, so I'm going to go with it. Besides, it was the first wm that made my wife say "Oooo - I want that on my machine"
 
Old 01-11-2010, 01:20 PM   #13
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fvwm gets my vote - I prefer to start with nothing (ie a black .fvwm2rc file!) and build up the wm exactly how I want it. As I go along I still add the odd tweak here and there as I think of them however my wm works great for me now and what is what matters! Whether anybody else would be able to use it as fluently doesn't matter to me - I am the only one using this pc!
 
Old 01-11-2010, 04:07 PM   #14
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I voted Compiz. Yes, I'm a sucker for visuals

But in all seriousness, that's not the only reason I use it. I like compositing and H/W acceleration, too. No more blit smearing!

Last edited by MrCode; 01-11-2010 at 04:08 PM.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 06:13 PM   #15
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I thought compiz was a windows manager enhancer not a wm it self?
 
  


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