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Old 02-01-2002, 06:19 AM   #1
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Opinion on programs for WindowMaker

I've got my LFS (Draco-Linux) up and running, now I want to install XFree86 and WindowMaker (WM). Here is what I would like to know is what are some good programs to load along with WM.

Here is what I want it to feel like, I want some of the same basic functions as KDE or Gnome but not the blot ware it has become. So I if you could tell me what you loaded and why you picked it I would be greatful. Also if it is a package that is hard to find could you be so kind as to pointing out where I can find it.
Old 02-01-2002, 10:01 AM   #2
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Go to or look for blackbox.
Old 02-01-2002, 03:09 PM   #3
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For a simple panel try:

For a good file manager:
Old 02-02-2002, 09:30 PM   #4
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I agree xFCE is a good comprimise between the two.
Old 02-06-2002, 09:37 PM   #5
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Xfce is working great and has a descent file manager


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