Originally Posted by croxen
I'm using TWM on a desktop that is set up as a dedicated Mythtv backend. The only X app the thing runs is mythtv-setup, and TWM makes it easy to run it when necessary without keeping a mouse on the machine.
I run TWM when logged in as root. The fact that you don't need to install XAP to have TWM is one thing in its favour as is the fact that you only need Xlib.
Generally, as root you only need to be running a copy of Terminal and one or two copies of Thunar.