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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 265 21.44%
Window Maker 60 4.85%
Enlightenment 100 8.09%
KWin 159 12.86%
MetaCity 73 5.91%
sawfish 10 0.81%
IceWM 60 4.85%
Blackbox 21 1.70%
AfterStep 4 0.32%
OpenBox 28 2.27%
fvwm2 36 2.91%
Ratpoison 12 0.97%
Ion 15 1.21%
xfwm4 59 4.77%
Compiz 80 6.47%
Beryl 254 20.55%
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:34 PM   #16
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Ratpoison. My .Xdefaults provides the eye candy :P
Old 01-01-2007, 10:29 PM   #17
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I Have to go with fluxbox. Very simple and the menu system is not as cluttered as Gnome's or KDE's panel. Still Gnome and KDE are nice because they come with every program under the sun that can get the task done.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:56 AM   #18
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What about IceWM, I find it extremely cool and intuitive. Some eyecandy works as well. Quick, beautiful and usable. The best!
Old 01-02-2007, 07:40 AM   #19
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Wink ...hmm - what about fvwm-crystal?

...I voted for Fluxbox - but my really favourite is Fvwm-Crystal - fvwm made easy and beautiful - and nearly as light as Fluxbox! (great integration with MPD, too...)
best friendly regards and wishes for the New Year,
Old 01-02-2007, 07:59 AM   #20
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FVWM2 is teh king!

Everybody is entitled to their own opinion but mine is that FVWM2 still kicks ass in simplicity! Not saying that FVWM2 is the best, but it still holds after all these years!
Old 01-02-2007, 09:31 AM   #21
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Beryl rocks!
Old 01-02-2007, 09:47 AM   #22
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I vote for Compiz. I thought "nothing big, just an eye candy" before I used it, but my opinion changed as soon as I had the opportunity to try it. Scale plugin is simply awesome.

In my opinion Beryl is just some more eye candy when compared to Compiz, so the vote goes to the latter.
Old 01-02-2007, 09:52 AM   #23
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KWin because I'm always using KDE.

Tried Beryl/Compiz and loved it, but it got old and distracting and just became an unnecessary waste of resources not to mention that it's quite buggy and crashes often.

It's good for fun, but not for everyday computing. I use it like I use Frozen Bubble, occasionally when I am bored.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:03 PM   #24
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compiz almighty!
Old 01-02-2007, 01:16 PM   #25
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After many hours of web-searching and asking, asking, and trying, and asking and trying again, I've finally managed to run AIGLX on my Mandriva 2007. Althought till now I have some problems with it, my vote goes to compiz, because it impressed me.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:49 PM   #26
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Beryl or Kwin, mostly Kwin.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:26 PM   #27
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Would have voted for fvwm2, but Enlightenment is the way to go....
Old 01-03-2007, 01:29 AM   #28
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Beryl and Emerald a great combination.
Old 01-03-2007, 07:34 AM   #29
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Beryl The King!
Old 01-03-2007, 01:26 PM   #30
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OMG where are all the icewm fans?

I install icewm on all my servers. It uses SO LITTLE memory, less than flux and fvwm.

And, you can customize it to look like practically ANY OTHER window manager (or desktop gui for that matter).

I tend to make it look like gnome, add some gnome/gtk+ apps to it, but still make all servers boot to command prompt (no gui).


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