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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 62 13.45%
Window Maker 7 1.52%
Compiz 72 15.62%
Enlightenment 44 9.54%
KWin 58 12.58%
MetaCity 15 3.25%
IceWM 11 2.39%
Openbox 73 15.84%
xfwm4 47 10.20%
Ratpoison 5 1.08%
FVWM 16 3.47%
awesome 10 2.17%
xmonad 9 1.95%
JWM 5 1.08%
i3 6 1.30%
dwm 8 1.74%
Sawfish 2 0.43%
Mutter 11 2.39%
Marco 0 0%
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:33 PM   #31
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It doesn't look like there has been a Twin release in over 18 months. If there a release between now and the next MCA's will consider adding it next year.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #32
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Mutter has been added.

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Regrettably....

Tried keeping an open mind and gave Gnome3 a couple/few months but in the final analysis whatever coolness it may have gets in my way of getting work done. Which brings me, like so many, to the search for alternatives. With the ongoing dumbing down of the DE's in the name of 'usability' there is a certain attraction to kicking it old school and returning to stand alone wm. Along such lines, I've been a proponent of OpenBox since the number of users on irc channel could be counted on one hand, but....

I've toyed with a few in this list as of late and I keep coming back to two tiling offerings: Awesome and Scrotwm.
 
Old 01-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #33
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Last year I started to use fvwm (in it preconfigured version fvwm-themes). My history are: kwin, metacity, awesome (old version), fluxbox, blackbox, twm, WindowMaker, enlightenment (gold), xfce. But fvwm has some really nice features I miss in other wm's.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 08:52 AM   #34
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Missing Blackbox
 
Old 01-14-2012, 06:50 AM   #35
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KWin. Definitely!
 
Old 01-19-2012, 07:40 AM   #36
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Love dwm
 
Old 01-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #37
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Openbox

I voted for Openbox, which is by far the best window manager I have ever used. It is highly configurable and it allows me to run Linux without a desktop environment, which is truly ideal.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 01:47 AM   #38
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Marco, please. :-)

MATE's version of MetaCity.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:41 AM   #39
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Window Manager

Still prefer Compiz
 
Old 02-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #40
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Last year I started to use fvwm (in it preconfigured version fvwm-themes). My history are: kwin, metacity, awesome (old version), fluxbox, blackbox, twm, WindowMaker, enlightenment (gold), xfce. But fvwm has some really nice features I miss in other wm's.
I always find it interesting that (apparently because the default config is lacking in eye candy) people dismiss fvwm. When I am forced into using other WMs I am continually annoyed by how difficult it is to do any configuration besides the basic eye candy stuff. I have read a lot of articles, but I have not yet seen one feature of another WM that made me say "I wish fvwm could do that".
 
Old 02-01-2012, 10:20 AM   #41
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Awesome!!!!
 
Old 02-01-2012, 10:30 AM   #42
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Marco has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #43
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I would vote for blackbox, but I don't see it on the list.
Same here !! Well i vote for Fluxbox cos it is very similar.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #44
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I voted for Openbox, which is by far the best window manager I have ever used. It is highly configurable and it allows me to run Linux without a desktop environment, which is truly ideal.
I second this as I could not have said it better. I use strictly Openbox in Arch Linux on both my laptop as well as desktop.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 01:01 PM   #45
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+1 for Xmonad and the tiling window manager paradigm. Xinerama was never so much fun before I made the switch.
 
  


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