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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.

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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 01-13-2010, 09:11 AM   #31
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We don't plan on adding an "Other" option to any of the polls, but feel free to post your Other suggestions as comments.

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Old 01-13-2010, 08:36 PM   #32
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compiz
 
Old 01-15-2010, 10:02 PM   #33
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I voted for xmonad, as it's the closest thing there is to a comfortable, tiling window manager.
StumpWM comes close, but I just wish it didn't force the need for a prefix key-sequence - I personally wish it behaved a little more like xmonad.

As far as other WMs I use go, I am also quite partial to CWM (on OpenBSD).
 
Old 01-18-2010, 07:31 AM   #34
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We don't plan on adding an "Other" option to any of the polls, but feel free to post your Other suggestions as comments.

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Pekwm
 
Old 01-19-2010, 09:18 PM   #35
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I Vote fvwm
 
Old 01-20-2010, 09:05 AM   #36
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fluxbox gets the vote, but icewm is not far behind. (BTW icewm theme problems are now fixed)
 
Old 01-20-2010, 12:44 PM   #37
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I haven't invested much time in finding the differences between any of these and so I stick with the default for ubuntu. Which I'm pretty sure is metacity. And I enable the effects which makes it fun If I'm wrong, oh well -- metacity gets an uninformed vote.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 12:54 PM   #38
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icewm
I like is simple configuration and i use it on Linux and Bsd system, in the future i hope to use it even on OpenSolaris.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 03:16 PM   #39
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...And I enable the effects which makes it fun If I'm wrong, oh well -- metacity gets an uninformed vote.
I'm pretty sure if you've enabled Desktop Effects you're no longer using Metacity; it switches to Compiz. It's okay, though, Compiz is cool
 
Old 01-20-2010, 04:21 PM   #40
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I've been running Fvwm on Slackware for some time now, and just started playing around with Awesome on OpenBSD. So I voted Fvwm.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 04:34 PM   #41
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I'm pretty sure if you've enabled Desktop Effects you're no longer using Metacity; it switches to Compiz. It's okay, though, Compiz is cool
Thanks for the info. But it seems that my vote went to the wrong place =)
 
Old 01-20-2010, 11:50 PM   #42
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I cast another vote for the elegance of simplicity
 
Old 01-21-2010, 05:44 AM   #43
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Openbox was my selection; implementated is fantastic in #!CrunchBang.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:50 PM   #44
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fluxbox gets the vote, but icewm is not far behind. (BTW icewm theme problems are now fixed)
Ahh I do see that they have some changes this year I will have to download it and compile it promptly. I really do hope the themes have been fixed I will have to test it and see if its working. I am actually surprised to see this out since there was no activity on the mailing list( I am currently subscribed). I know that I mentioned it so maybe someone saw that and did some work
 
Old 01-21-2010, 07:59 PM   #45
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Fluxbox & Metacity are ok. Compiz is pretty cool. But my vote goes to Enlightenment. By far, the most elegant & pretty window manager I've ever seen! The only downside is that it's a bit of a resource-hog which makes sense considering all it's doing & I can live with that.
 
  


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