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Old 11-22-2002, 11:30 PM   #1
OCBeaver
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Best windows manager (opinions)


Ok i would like to know what you all think is th best windows manager... I have a slow computer right now (for linux atleat) it's only 266 mghz so faster is better.....

Thanks alot in advanced
 
Old 11-23-2002, 08:03 AM   #2
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twm - light but annoying
 
Old 11-23-2002, 08:12 AM   #3
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we really don't need to keep repeating ourselves. always try searching in future. thanks.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=34255
 
Old 11-23-2002, 06:18 PM   #4
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How do i install them though??? I installed the rpm files but it doesn't show up as an option when i log in?!?!?!?!?
 
Old 11-23-2002, 06:24 PM   #5
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another question that get's asked an awful lot, and one that i don't answer as i do it the hard way and don't bother with all that log in manager junk. have a search, should be plenty of simialr posts.
 
Old 11-24-2002, 03:02 PM   #6
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I myself enjoy Midnight commander.
 
Old 11-24-2002, 05:35 PM   #7
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midnight commander is not a window manager.
 
Old 11-25-2002, 06:21 PM   #8
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if i wrote a window manager for ascii-art lib or svgalib (or ncurses), would it be a window manager?

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Old 11-25-2002, 10:05 PM   #9
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Why not there was a project going on a couple of years ago based on that exact idea, so welcome anti-desktop http://themes.freshmeat.net/articles/view/581/
which is follow up of what was abondon.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 08:56 AM   #10
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Try Blackbox and/or one of its varients (Fluxbox, Openbox, Waimea, etc.). They're minimal, light and fast and they free up your system resources for little things like running apps.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 09:56 AM   #11
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t's only 266 mghz so faster is better.....

Afterstep woul run fine on a computer that speed. You can use the gnome panel with it too. Dont run wharf or the winlist, for some reason wharf especially can use alot of processor. I used to run afterstep on a 133mhz and it was fast enough. Id recommend compiling yourself, there are some useful configure options.
 
Old 11-26-2002, 10:10 AM   #12
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the question was supposed to be one of those unanswerable questions (e.g. if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around, does it make a sound?)...can you have a window manager if you have no windowing system? the answer, of course, is no. this is because it would not be a window manager, per say, but more likely a shell or some other term...

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