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Old 10-02-2002, 10:45 AM   #1
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best window manager?


what would be the best window manager for this computer:

233mhz PI/II(?)
32MB RAM
6GB HDD
etc...

will enlightenment run normaly on these specs? if not which manager should i choose?

cheers
 
Old 10-02-2002, 10:52 AM   #2
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yes, but blackbox or fluxbox is/are nicer
 
Old 10-02-2002, 11:11 AM   #3
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are they included in slack cd1?
 
Old 10-02-2002, 11:14 AM   #4
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No, blackbox is on slack extra cd (extras folder on ftp site) and AFAIK flux is not included yet, but xfce is included in the 8.1 release, its nice and small too, although i prefer black/fluxbox
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Old 10-02-2002, 11:16 AM   #5
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You can get them off the net anyway, so all that *box is good for your setup, be it fluxbox, blackbox or hackedbox (it is different from cracked box )
 
Old 10-02-2002, 11:33 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
yes, but blackbox or fluxbox is/are nicer
That's totally an opinion..

But Enlightenment should work with no problems on your machine. I use it on a 400mhz celeron with no problems.
But blackbox is nice though. Try them both out, see which one you like better.

You can also try out Window Manager, Sawfish ( see Thymox, I'm recommending it ) XFce and many others.
 
Old 10-04-2002, 12:08 PM   #7
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I run a P4 and I still prefer Fluxbox! At last a WM works as fast as me.
 
Old 10-04-2002, 12:32 PM   #8
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i have a 233 i tried running enlightenment on.. It works, but is painful... check out windowmaker or openbox.
 
Old 10-04-2002, 04:03 PM   #9
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XPmandrake

you can go here to get the fluxbox. it is very nice. most of the window manager out there are very nice. use the one that you like, not the one that everyone tells you to use. E, ice, fluxbox and blackbox will run fine on that computer. The fluxbox site has an slackware package, installation is a breeze. installpkgtool "fluxboxfilename".
 
Old 10-04-2002, 11:56 PM   #10
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yep iv chosen fluxbox

cheers everyone
 
Old 10-05-2002, 02:05 AM   #11
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Woohoo! Another flux convert

Cool
 
Old 10-05-2002, 09:04 AM   #12
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Yup, fluxbox is nice, very nice. "Welcome to Fluxbox, may I take your order please."
 
Old 10-26-2002, 03:53 AM   #13
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I installed Fluxbox last night and wow! I love it! I never have been a fan of the GNOME and KDE desktop styles and have always been a big fan of Windowmaker. I tried Windowmaker again a few days ago (I just installed Redhat 8.0 last weekend. Haven't used Linux in awhile) and it was still as I remembered it, nice, but it felt stale.

Checked out Fluxbox and to me it feels like Windowmaker+. Same reasons why I liked Windowmaker with a lot of new features like the tabs at the top (which I love).

Hurray for Fluxbox =)
 
  


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