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schneelocke 11-17-2003 11:57 AM

Hey, where's amiwm? ^_^ Out of the ones listed, blackbox is the nicest; fluxbox would beat blackbox, but it still seems to have some issues.

joost 11-17-2003 12:14 PM

evilwm is the best (because invisible) window manager, why can't i choose it?

Dave_bsr 11-17-2003 12:35 PM

icewm - just does what I want easy and fast.

jsmarshall85 11-17-2003 02:11 PM

n00b question!!!

what is the difference between a window manager (enlightenment) and a desktop environment (kde). dont they both do the same thing? they both run after you startx and they both give you a desktop from wich to work. but i have heard of people running gnome on top of e. how does that work?

KptnKrill 11-17-2003 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jsmarshall85
n00b question!!!

what is the difference between a window manager (enlightenment) and a desktop environment (kde). dont they both do the same thing? they both run after you startx and they both give you a desktop from wich to work. but i have heard of people running gnome on top of e. how does that work?

A window manager just does what it's supposed to, manage windows. A desktop environment on the other hand usually contains a file browser and (imho) other pointless features.

lokee 11-17-2003 02:56 PM

What about 'kahakai'?

slakmagik 11-17-2003 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jsmarshall85
n00b question!!!
Yeah - a window manager is a component of a desktop or, more accurately, a desktop is a truckload of silly crap slapped on top of a window manager. :) Anyway - you run 'Gnome on top of E' by replacing Gnome's window manager component with E. And speaking of, what the *hell* is up with KWin? I don't even think that should be in there. How many people are actually running that apart from KDE? It's just basically a double vote. :mad:

And, no, the fact that it's ahead of fluxbox at this point has *nothing* to do with it. ;) It's the principle of the thing.

nsud 11-17-2003 03:18 PM

FVWM without doubt!!
 
Fvwm beats every WM hands down....it has been there since time immemorial too ;) alongwith fvwm-themes, theres virtually nothing that beats it :cool:
one vote for that...and could u please add that too

jsantiagoh 11-17-2003 03:21 PM

Pekwm Is NICE
 
I used to love fluxbox and openbox...but when i try pek.....i just couldn't belive it, it was like someone read my mind and made a WM for me :D

I'd say... for me Pekwm is the best one

jsmarshall85 11-17-2003 04:31 PM

well i just installed slackware 9.1 and i must say i really like it so far. it asked me what DE to use by default and i choose xfce, but that is a DE right? what WM am i using then?

slakmagik 11-17-2003 05:09 PM

xfce is both - it's a wm transitioning to IDE, it seems. I think the window manager component is actually called xfwm4. Nice work for the most part but I just played with it a few days and went back to flux. :)

BigBadPenguin 11-17-2003 05:12 PM

Just like to add my voice to the "where's Kahakai?" crowd. It's fast, lightweight, infinitely configurable and really purty!!!

Scruff 11-17-2003 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by KptnKrill
A window manager just does what it's supposed to, manage windows. A desktop environment on the other hand usually contains a file browser and (imho) other pointless features.
LOL! I never would have thought of it that way until I gave Fluxbox a try (I am totally hooked). I haven't missed a single 'feature' of any desktop environment I ever used. Flux does everything I need it to anyway :)

althepcman 11-17-2003 08:03 PM

Xfce
 
I personally vote for Xfce

darthtux 11-17-2003 08:28 PM

Metacity gets my vote. It goes well with GNOME.


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