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Occasionally. Depends on what I want to do. If I'm trying to create an environment where the user can do only one thing - say an interactive media station where the user only needs to have the media-station software running - then I'll either use TWM or preferably have just that program running in X so when that program is killed, the whole of their X session quits. Oh, and I'd set their .bashrc file to startx and then logout when X dies.
I play with systems that have limited resources, so I look to lite window managers in a GUI. Windowmaker seems cool to look at, runs fast on a PII 266, and does not kill the limited memory of the system.
Other lite systems do not seem to be a pretty as Windowmaker.
in the lite catagory, (as in loads like Windowmaker & Win95, and not bloatware like KDE & winME) what are other good ones would other people try and play with?
UM ... ok - let's try that with clear content instead of rubbish thinking.
1) I like quick running window managers.
2) KDE and Gnome are very slow on my refurbished systems
3) What other GUI window managers would people recommend, other than Windowmaker which I quite like.
4) System Specs are around the PII-300 to Celeron 266 with 32MB RAM.
Your replies with information will be appreciated, as will replies that have nothing to do with my post.
i just started using fluxbox on an old K6-2 400 system that I put together, and it has run fine. I think it may be a tad lighter than windowmaker. Either Fluxbox or Blackbox (both are very similar) would get my vote, with WM a close second.
KDE 3.something but with the XFce file manager and network browser... oh to thomassounness, have you tried XFce on your refubished systems? It runs KDE and GNOME apps great + provides your whole desktop enviro but runs a lot faster and lighter than KDE or GNOME... I just prefer the eye-candy and out-of-the-box customizability(is that even a word?) and functionallity of KDE...