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Old 11-22-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
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Nice window manager comparison page

On the WindowMaker site, there's a page that has a good comparison of a number of different window managers. It looks at memory use and load time as well as feature sets. The data is a little old (2003), but it's still a useful table. The big desktop environments like KDE and Gnome aren't included.

The interpretation on the page leans toward WindowMaker, but the data in the table is objective enough that you can derive your own conclusions, I believe.

Here's the link:
Old 11-23-2004, 01:28 AM   #2
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GNOME and KDE are not window managers. They are desktop environments though.
Old 11-23-2004, 02:29 AM   #3
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Yes, it is objective enough, to the point of recognizing that IceWM and fvwm are the lightest of those.
It's an interesting comparison. I don't know WMaker's internals, but their conclusion may very well be accurate too.



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