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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2010. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th 8th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 101 20.65%
Window Maker 7 1.43%
Enlightenment 22 4.50%
KWin 47 9.61%
Compiz 130 26.58%
MetaCity 33 6.75%
IceWM 14 2.86%
Blackbox 1 0.20%
OpenBox 68 13.91%
xfwm4 18 3.68%
Ratpoison 7 1.43%
FVWM 9 1.84%
awesome 13 2.66%
xmonad 10 2.04%
JWM 4 0.82%
i3 3 0.61%
dwm 2 0.41%
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:58 AM   #16
Registered: Mar 2007
Distribution: Debian
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I vote for compiz. It has achieved so much in terms of promoting linux !
And it has become really amazingly stable.
Old 01-16-2011, 04:43 AM   #17
Registered: May 2005
Location: Greece
Distribution: antiX using herbstluftwm, i3, wmii, fluxbox, icewm and jwm.
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fluxbox though I also use icewm and wmii (used to use awesome, but didn't find it to be that awesome)
Old 01-16-2011, 09:07 PM   #18
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Openbox. The minimalist environment is great. I use it with GNOME and it runs beautifully.
Old 01-16-2011, 09:19 PM   #19
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Brasil
Distribution: Slackware_Cur-64_mult
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:02 AM   #20
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: Japan
Distribution: Debian lenny, DSL, Solaris 10
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Would it be possible to add "sawfish"? I'm rather surprised it's not already there, I thought it was a fairly popular window manager...
Old 01-17-2011, 05:48 AM   #21
Registered: Jul 2009
Location: Kiev,Ukraine
Distribution: Ubuntu,Slax,RedHat
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metasity is fast and almost rock solid .. .but with lack of major innovations imho...
Old 01-17-2011, 07:08 AM   #22
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I voted for metacity. I like plain vanilla metacity, without gnome. I also like nautilus as a file manager only (nautilus --no-desktop). Desktop Environments are unnecessary resource hogs IMO, unless you consider 3d and animated effects, or multiple and redundant means to access files necessary.
Old 01-17-2011, 07:32 AM   #23
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: California,USA
Distribution: Archlinux
Posts: 195

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Old 01-17-2011, 10:10 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by rikijpn View Post
Would it be possible to add "sawfish"? I'm rather surprised it's not already there, I thought it was a fairly popular window manager...
sawfish received only a single vote last year, so has been removed.

Old 01-18-2011, 01:49 AM   #25
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Location: Poland
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FVWM was my first. Although I use different managers now, FVWM still has the most Linux look&feel for mee.
Old 01-18-2011, 03:36 PM   #26
Registered: Oct 2010
Distribution: FreeBSD(preferred), Fedora 15, WebOS, Mac OS, NetBSD, Ubuntu (if I have no other choice)
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Openbox. It does what any good window manager should do, and not much more. Low resource usage, reliable, easy to use, and easily configurable via it's straightforward and flexible xml configuration files. I can't imagine using any other box, except for maybe some tiling wm's which have some features that Openbox obviously lacks, however their interfaces are typically a little GNU screen-like and masochistic, unfortunately.
Old 01-18-2011, 04:02 PM   #27
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Registered: Sep 2010
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I love configurability as a coder. Fluxbox.
Old 01-20-2011, 01:46 AM   #28
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Distribution: Archlinux
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Awesome WM here =). I even use it on my high-powered gaming desktop machine, just because I can't seem to be content without a tiling wm. Was using KDE for a while...

Awesome is just plain awesome on my laptop, though. No need to use the mouse =)

I honestly haven't tried any tiling WM besides awesome, though... Downside to awesome is how the config file format keeps changing and causing awesome to totally fart... then I need to vimdiff the rc.lua before I can get my gui open =(
Old 01-20-2011, 05:19 AM   #29
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Distribution: Slackware 13.1
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AwesomeWM for me. I use fluxbox when I first install a system, but always end up installing awesome; I can't keep myself away from a tiling WM for some reason...
Old 01-20-2011, 05:57 AM   #30
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Compiz is nice one.


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