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I live 99% of my time in the linux console (in a GNU emacs buffer), I guess it does not count ... Lately I had been impressed by e17 (via I live 99% of my time in the linux console (in a GNU emacs buffer), I guess it does not count ... Lately I had been impressed by e17 (via slacke17: http://slacke17.sourceforge.net/): fast and lightweight
I vote for Openbox.
I find it the best, because it is easily configured and can do almost everything I want my computer interface to do.
The only problem is that Openbox is easy to configure after a person has figured it out or had someone tell them. It is the best for people who possess some knowledge, but almost useless for beginners. It would be nice if GNU-Linux beginners could also experience the joy of using Openbox!
I just started using fluxbox recently and love it! The text-based configuration enables nearly limitless customization, and the small impact on system resources is great for those of us who find many desktop environments too bloated.
I've been doing a lot of WM-hopping lately, so it was tough to pick just one. When I want all the bells and whistles KDE4 provides them, but most of my boxes and VM's are too old/weak for that kind of stuff! On the light end openbox, iceWM, fluxbox all fill the bill, but I voted ratpoison!
I think Twin should be in the list - Yes, it should definately be in the list - it's what I use.
I voted for Enlightenment, because I've had a softspot for it now for a decade or so, but really, if you're going to have RatPoison, you should have Twin, which works and runs with and within everything (including consoles xterms, whatever), and you can run screen or tmux inside of twterms too (or if you're really sadistic you can run Twin inside of Tmux and Screen LOL)!
It just freakin' rocks!
Please, if you can Jeremy, add Twin and I'll change my vote for that.
The main site has gone offline within the past six months or so, which had a wealth of information, and I'll see if I can't get the original copy from Max,or activate my old mirror of the site, but the Sourceforge repository is still there of course, and there was a recent release about a year ago too.
Since it works, there's not much need for updates - just bug-fixes when they show up. the last update dealt with better workings under 64bit OSes, for example.