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Old 11-21-2003, 12:25 PM   #1
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I am looking for a new X, what is your favorite x window system?


What is your favorite x window system for speed mainly and then any other reasons?

I am looking to install a new X windows system since gnome is so slow on my computer and I have heard that blackbox and fluxbox are quick. Any others or ones you prefer?

Let me know why too, thanks.

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Old 11-21-2003, 06:46 PM   #2
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Hello.

I like to use WindowMaker for speed. It works very well on my old Dell Latitude CPi laptop.

The user-interface is very simple, with little clutter and no frilly graphics (except for a few icons here and there). Instead of a "start button", WindowMaker has a right-click menu that holds everything.

It loads very rapidly. No more waiting on that Gnome splash screen.

It is very customizable.

And, it has a menu effect similar to ones used in Microsoft Encarta. When you select an item, it'll blink for a short time. I think it looks cool.

Next in line is IceWM (at least in my opinion). I never really cared for Fluxbox or Blackbox because they just don't "feel" good to me.

Anyway, that's all I have to say.

Good luck!
 
Old 11-24-2003, 01:20 PM   #3
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I went to fluxbox for now, but am flexible. How did you find fluxbox for against windowmaker? Especially loading speed?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 01:41 PM   #4
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Nobody should be posting threads like these for awhile - I just saw one on 'favorite distro' and now there's this on 'favorite gui' - the LQ Member's Choice Awards are going on right this minute in the very top forum - that answers all these questions.

But, yeah, fluxbox.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 01:47 PM   #5
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Thanks I didn't see that earlier. I will look.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:16 PM   #6
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Just saw another one on KDE vs. Gnome - that one got closed. In the polls, there's actually two threads - one about window managers and one about IDEs. If you're looking for people's opinions on the faster lighter stuff, be sure to check out the wm one.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:34 PM   #7
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I prefer Fluxbox myself. Next in line is definitely IceWM, which, as stated earlier, "feels" better than flux. But fluxbox looks EXTREMEMELY sexy with a nice theme combined with artwiz fonts and transparent xterms. A fluxbox desktop can truly be a work of art if you're willing to work a bit (but definitely not as much as you'd have to in IceWM)
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:08 PM   #8
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I gotta say I prefer XFce over all these wm's mentioned. I have used black, hacked and flux boxes, but I find XFce4 to be the fastest. Although it does have a slightly larger footprint it seems to more efficiently use resources then others . Just my humble observation, no real bench marks to prove it. Good Luck!

www.xfce.org
 
Old 11-25-2003, 09:49 AM   #9
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Quote:
I gotta say I prefer XFce over all these wm's mentioned. I have used black, hacked and flux boxes, but I find XFce4 to be the fastest. Although it does have a slightly larger footprint it seems to more efficiently use resources then others . Just my humble observation, no real bench marks to prove it. Good Luck!
Couldn't say it any better myself.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 11:40 AM   #10
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AfterStep

AfterStep is awesome! It's really fast and looks great

http://www.afterstep.org/

But, if you are new to linux or don't want to bother with setting stuff up you may not want to use it!

Hope I helped!
 
Old 11-25-2003, 01:05 PM   #11
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i use windowmaker. it's fast and slick. i love it.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 12:23 AM   #12
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All I can say is to try a bunch of them and see what you like. Of course, you'll probably have to spend a few hours fiddling with each in order to see what they're capable of. I used KDE for a while; then Gnome for a long while; then tried Fluxbox and loved it, and finally I'm settled on Blackbox (since I never used the extra features of Fluxbox anyway). Tried XFCE, IceWM, and a few others but I think I've met my match.
 
  


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