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Old 01-26-2014, 11:28 AM   #2206
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>Did you vote in the LQ poll? I managed to get it added to the WM poll.
Yep, I voted quite a while ago, at least I think I did (got to check), TWM ftw!
Hope they never drop this badass wm .
Happy hacking
I gotta say it. I didn't think anyone was actually using Tom's (Tab) Window Manager. Seriously, I can't believe it. And I use Fluxbox. You guys *are* badasses.
 
Old 01-26-2014, 12:47 PM   #2207
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I gotta say it. I didn't think anyone was actually using Tom's (Tab) Window Manager. Seriously, I can't believe it. And I use Fluxbox. You guys *are* badasses.
Been using Slackware since 2003 but it's only fairly recently I decided to give TWM a spin. I was given an old 2005 Toshiba Qosmio laptop by a friend and was looking for something fairly lightweight to run on it. Did a very basic Slackware install, skipping KDE* XFCE XAP and was left with TWM. Decided to give it a go, read up on it left, right, centre (of course) and ended up loving it. Tweaked and configured this, that and the other and here I am.

Running from login icon (right to left):
login shell, xterm, xterm, root xterm, task warrior, alpine, alpine, newsbeuter, ttytter, irssi, finch, elinks, lynx, xterm (ssh'd into family pc (slackware of course)), then below, ssh'd into my daughter's minecraft server, a screen, and xterm running acpi info.

then bottom row, (right to left):
alsamixer, xterm (runs scripts that play internet radio), herrie, cvlc, nethack, python shell, emacs, conkeror browser (x2).

All the above is started on login by .xinitrc, as is the root window bg which is set by feh.

Clock top right is themed xclock, system tray bottom-left showing Dropbox running is stalonetray, xterms are named by:

xterm -T Foo -name Foo
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:44 PM   #2208
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I gotta say it. I didn't think anyone was actually using Tom's (Tab) Window Manager. Seriously, I can't believe it. And I use Fluxbox. You guys *are* badasses.
TWM follows Slackware philosophy: Keep it simple, prioritize stability, configure the unix way
(text files). That leaves maximum control to the user and a great opportunity to actually
learn something, which I think is where a lot of other distros have gotten seriously lost.

Resource eating eyecandy and endless application/configuration menus isn't of very much use
really (unless you're out to impress some poor user of "that other" OS). In the case of
"The Monster" (a certain three letter "desktop") I have found it a pretty buggy and frustrating
experience. Keeping that thing in Slackware is like slapping a 20$ pink plastic spoiler and a
bumper sticker saying "honk if you're horny" on a Ferrari.
I sincerely hope the crew abandons it asap.

nuff' bashing.

Happy hacking
 
Old 01-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #2209
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@rkfb That is a very cool setup, this is hacker culture
 
Old 01-26-2014, 02:30 PM   #2210
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I gotta say it. I didn't think anyone was actually using Tom's (Tab) Window Manager.
Actually for people using twm, this little utility (vdesk) works great. Provides a psuedo virtual workspaces and seems to work with quite a few lite weight WM.

John
 
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:54 AM   #2211
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Where was that picture taken?
It was taking in Spain on the N-340 near L'Hospitalet de l'Infant.
 
Old 01-27-2014, 08:45 AM   #2212
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Slackware 14.0 Mate GUI
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:16 AM   #2213
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Lxde to Slackware

http://www.dodaj.rs/f/27/pu/MrNrSUX/cscreen30012014.jpg
 
Old 02-05-2014, 02:53 AM   #2214
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Slackware 14.0 Mate GUI
I like. I'll have to give that a try.

-JJ
 
Old 02-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #2215
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Actually for people using twm, this little utility (vdesk) works great. Provides a psuedo virtual workspaces and seems to work with quite a few lite weight WM.

John
I have seen vdesk before but I don't really feel a need for virtual workspaces to be honest, I'm quite content with my set up on the one.

Good mention though, thanks.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 12:59 PM   #2216
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New KDE desktop:

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20...rx-d75h1n2.png
 
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:59 PM   #2217
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New KDE desktop:

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20...rx-d75h1n2.png
 
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:04 PM   #2218
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^Very impressive! Perhaps one of the nicest KDE desktops I've seen.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 01:27 PM   #2219
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I like the icons, what theme is that?
 
Old 02-07-2014, 01:28 PM   #2220
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^Very impressive! Perhaps one of the nicest KDE desktops I've seen.
+1!

gargamel
 
Old 02-07-2014, 01:43 PM   #2221
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I like the icons, what theme is that?
It's called Numix, you can find it here http://www.deviantart.com/art/Numix-icons-420609047 and Numix project here: http://numixproject.org/public/
 
  


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