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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

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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.


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