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Old 06-29-2005, 12:54 AM   #1
twistedrhymes
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everyones favourite windows manager (desktop)


i tried searching, and have tried for the last 2 days and can't find what i'm looking for! theres a new windows manager out that comes out with the system information on the right and its fairly dark black background.. lots of different templates ect. ect.

i've tried google and have come up blank, this is my last resort!
list your favourite window managers (besides kde & gnome).
i'm running ubuntu!
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:58 AM   #2
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Hi,
First Kde and Gnome are not windows manager ther are desktop environments... and for my "favorites" it will be fluxbox and wmaker :-)
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EDIT: I found however KDE excelent... on fast machines :-)
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:59 AM   #3
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sorry for the newbie question then..
whats the difference?

isn't a windows manager a desktop?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 01:03 AM   #4
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no it's not.
A window manager *only* manage windows... it allows you to see your windows, have different desktop etc... that's it ( ex: kde, gnome, xfc4)
A desktop environment does that but also include a great deal of sofware and a control center... allowing you to configure your machine with a gui... also they provide a much better integration of your programs... but are far heavier than windows managers and then are way slower... ( ex: fluxbox, openbox, wmaker, afterstep, icewm..............)
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Old 06-29-2005, 01:25 AM   #5
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ill go with fvwm (yes, its old-ish, ugly, but has the best configure options of most of the window managers, so it just feels better to use)

twistedrhymes: is this http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...m/gkrellm.html what you mean for that system thingy?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 02:06 AM   #6
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As a rule of thumb, "that program" is always GKrellM.

As a newer rule of thumb, when "that program" isn't GKrellM, it's usually SuperKaramba
 
  


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