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jeremy 12-30-2004 07:06 PM

Window Manager of the Year
 
If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.

slakmagik 12-30-2004 09:55 PM

Re: Window Manager of the Year
 
Quote:

Originally posted by jeremy
If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.
Based on how it usually goes, that bears repeating. :D

I voted for ice, of course, but an honorable mention to pek, which isn't up there. Extremely cool little wm.

reddazz 12-31-2004 01:37 AM

I don't know if xfce's xfwm4 is a window manager, if it is it's missing from the list.

slakmagik 12-31-2004 01:53 AM

Yeah, xfwm4 is a wm but it's part of xfce, which is in de. Same would go for kwm and metacity.

(I think - I can't see the options anymore because I voted.)

Speaking of - even if it's necessary to block off the results, would it be possible to still display the candidates?

darkleaf 12-31-2004 08:33 AM

Fluxbox all the way :)

mjjzf 12-31-2004 08:44 AM

Glad they are split. Use beautiful Gnome 2.8 on Ubuntu on mt stationary PC and slick & lovely Flux on my Libranet laptop.

Adrohak 12-31-2004 10:35 AM

Voted Ion.

OmegaBlac 12-31-2004 02:01 PM

Enlightenment gets my vote again. It is what I use and I'm satisfied with it. Where's Ion & Ratpoison?

ratpoison 12-31-2004 05:01 PM

I voted for WindowMaker which I occasionally use, but would have liked to have seen others like ratpoison, wmi, and ion listed. All very functional and lightening fast!!!

bpt 12-31-2004 08:33 PM

Ratpoison, StumpWM, LarsWM and Ion are missing...

Until I take the time to get used to a tiling window manager, I use Sawfish and Fvwm2, both for the extensive customizability. Supposedly a version of SCWM that works with Guile 2.6 will be out soon...

Lindlar 01-01-2005 05:11 AM

Icewm! It's similar to win98. :)

slackie1000 01-01-2005 08:16 AM

hi there,

wmaker here. fast and stable.

regards

slackie1000

jeremy 01-01-2005 09:19 AM

Ratpoison and Ion have been added.

--jeremy

mysterio 01-01-2005 09:32 AM

Me likes Fluxbox.

peteathome 01-01-2005 02:45 PM

WindowMaker rules!

slakmagik 01-01-2005 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Lindlar
Icewm! It's similar to win98. :)
Well, this is a plus to people who want that, but not to those who don't and a lot of people dismiss it as being 'similar to win98' rather than praising it. ;)

But, by default, it has a bar at the bottom with a menu, a quick launch, taskbar buttons, a systray, desktop switcher (win98 doesn't have that by default) and a clock. But so does KDE and a lot of other things. That doesn't really make it like Win98. It's a handful of programs at a handful of megs that is completely configured through about half a dozen text files and leaves system administration completely up to the user (no registry and no My Computer and no wizards and whatnot - not even any desktop icons). It's very configurable, as well. The toolbar can be removed and the programs can be accessed with a right-click on the root window so that it looks and acts a lot like your minimalist wm's such as fluxbox or pek. All the many keybindings are up to you. The themes are easy to modify so you can turn everything black and neon green or make it very Win98ish or what have you. The winoptions file is a very powerful means of making certain windows behave certain ways, akin to pek's autoproperties. It just manages windows and does an excellent job of it.

That said, yeah, mine *looks* a lot like a much-improved Win98, too. :)

AMMullan 01-01-2005 03:27 PM

Fluxbox rocks - They did some awesome things in 2K4 :-)

dustin_wielenga 01-01-2005 03:30 PM

What's the difference in a Window Manager and Desktop Enviroment. I know KDE and Fluxbox look way different but aren't they meant to do the same thing?

cb_linus 01-01-2005 05:47 PM

Pekwm, if it gets added :)

JLP 01-01-2005 06:51 PM

KWin

FrozenMist 01-01-2005 07:50 PM

Fluxbox for me. I am looking forward to the New Enlightenment ( even though it is a DE ), and already use some of its nice looking apps.

Andrevan 01-01-2005 10:34 PM

Flux is nice and trim for when I'm not using Gnome.

fcaraballo 01-02-2005 01:51 AM

Fluxbox 0.9.11

MagicMan

uvramana 01-02-2005 05:48 AM

I have been using gnome and I like it very much..

Baryonic Being 01-02-2005 08:08 AM

Enlightenment's my choice.

crocodile1s 01-02-2005 08:42 AM

Enlightenmnet is ...beautiful.

BinaryLinux 01-02-2005 08:54 AM

I voted for WindowMaker as I think its great.

soylentgreen 01-02-2005 09:54 AM

E
En
Enl
Enli
Enlig
Enligh
Enlight
Enlighte
Enlighten-ment

Poprocks 01-02-2005 10:22 PM

I voted for Enlightenment. I think the "rebirth" of DR16 after not having been updated since 2000 surprised many.

The vapour that was DR17 finally began to solidify this year, which was also a very surprising event for many. We _are_ voting for window manager of the _year_, right?

ratpoison 01-03-2005 03:16 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Poprocks
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The vapour that was DR17 finally began to solidify this year, which was also a very surprising event for many. We _are_ voting for window manager of the _year_, right?

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By next year's poll, E will likely have been moved to the DE category.

RazorKnight 01-03-2005 04:24 AM

fluxbox... although blackbox is cool too.

simeandrews 01-03-2005 02:13 PM

Go Fluxbox! Basic, awesome, great backup to Gnome and KDE!

ratpoison 01-03-2005 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by simeandrews
Go Fluxbox! Basic, awesome, great backup to Gnome and KDE!
Bases on an old favorite of mine, blackbox. I used bb for over a year at one time and really only changed out of curiosity to try something totally different (that's probably what got me into Linux in the first place ;-) ). Use ratpoison and occasionally wmi and ion. When I want something more "guified", I use XFCE4.2 beta.

hutuworm 01-03-2005 09:06 PM

I like the default WM.

pijulius 01-04-2005 04:15 AM

Can we add xfwm4 ? I like it very much.

ratpoison 01-04-2005 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by pijulius
Can we add xfwm4 ? I like it very much.
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Do you actually use it as a stand alone wm?? Or as the wm the the xfce4 DE, in which case you can vote in that category.

predator.hawk 01-04-2005 02:33 PM

Fluxbox it baby!

zba78 01-05-2005 04:43 AM

Got to be Flux

q80slipknot 01-05-2005 07:39 AM

FluxBox!!

shmonkey 01-07-2005 09:28 AM

I just love Enlightenment

kostian 01-07-2005 02:25 PM

fluxbox
I have tried E and its NICE, just didnt had the time to mess around with it... btw entrance rocks.

Quest-Master 01-07-2005 09:20 PM

Metacity. ;)

mastermindNYC 01-07-2005 09:36 PM

Fluxbox with either the cthulhain or artwiz styles--keep it "hardcore" looking. :p

LoungeLizard 01-09-2005 06:19 PM

Fluxbox is great!!!

ltd602 01-09-2005 07:04 PM

Fluxbox. Slick and lovely.

By the way, what kind of little desktop enhancements are you Fluxboxers running (i.e., icon dock, clock, etc.)??

dylansmrjones 01-10-2005 11:50 PM

Metacity.. I like that one. But use whatever you like :)

insyte 01-13-2005 11:05 AM

Enlightenment.

NamShub 01-16-2005 12:37 PM

Fluxbox. It's fast and efficient.

A graphical way to edit the menu would be much appreciated though.

ratpoison 01-16-2005 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by NamShub
Fluxbox. It's fast and efficient.

A graphical way to edit the menu would be much appreciated though.

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The menu file seems rather easy to edit with a simple editor like nedit. Just follow the pattern of the other menu lines. The real skill required...

josiah 01-17-2005 12:02 AM

UWM
 
general favorite would have to be ude/uwm, but currently i'm in xfce.


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