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Old 01-23-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
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WindowMaker


Hi, I'm currently running Redhat 9 and have been looking for rpms on WindowMaker. I found the official website of WM and I followed the link to http://download.fedora.us/fedora/red...6/RPMS.stable/

There's an rpm (WindowMaker-0.80.2-0.fdr.6.i386.rpm) but isnt that for Fedora? I'm a bit confused between RH and FC. Can I download that rpm and install it on my RH 9 ? Thanx
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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yes, you can, since they are the same thing.

but, why would you want to use window maker, its a horrible, horrible screen manager (at least it was, last time i checked it out).

If you are looking for something other than kde or gnome, try icewm or some other light-weight manager.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 05:17 PM   #3
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Hi,
I could not resist the temptation to try out windowmaker so I downloaded and installed it, everything went smooth as silk. thanx for the reply.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 12:22 PM   #4
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Window maker is not that bad. It is quite nice on a laptop as it takes up little space and the key commands are quite good. Also, it uses much much less resources than gnome or kde. Usually I use Black box which uses even less resources and space. But to each his own....
 
Old 01-24-2004, 12:29 PM   #5
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yeah, i actually have come to prefer windowmaker.... but that's just my
 
Old 01-25-2004, 12:58 AM   #6
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Blackbox ROCKS
 
Old 01-25-2004, 07:17 PM   #7
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I've used WindowMaker for 3 month. I was using Gnome before I tried WindowMaker. Since then I never want to use any other window manager other than WindowMaker. It's really fast and customizable.
 
  


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