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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 01-03-2007, 08:27 PM   #31
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dwm, everything I need, customizable, fast, small, efficient, etc. However, from the choices in the poll, ratpoison

Old 01-03-2007, 10:07 PM   #32
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sweet...I was just thinking about how dwm tore me away from fluxbox this past year =o)
Old 01-03-2007, 10:12 PM   #33
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OpenBox is the best here IMHO, no doubt for me.
Old 01-04-2007, 05:18 AM   #34
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what about Sun's Project Looking Glass?
It rox my sox
Old 01-04-2007, 06:53 AM   #35
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Ratpoison. It's the ultimate anti-desktop. The developers of Ratpoison have done great work in getting rid of all the useless eye-candy.

Ratpoison helps me to fully concentrate on one task/application at a time. There are no annoying pop-up notifications or any other causes of disturbance in Ratpoison.

Ratpoison suits my needs perfectly.

Read this Ratpoison review for additional information:
Old 01-04-2007, 12:22 PM   #36
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Fluxbox is light, fast and highly configurable. Fantastic.
Old 01-04-2007, 01:43 PM   #37
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I love Enlightenment DR17. 16 wss a nice WM, especially on top of Gnome, but 17 is awesome!
Old 01-04-2007, 01:54 PM   #38
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Beryl is not a toy! It is fantastic for work.
Old 01-05-2007, 03:05 AM   #39
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Fluxbox is excellent! But I haven't found a cool theme for it yet
Old 01-05-2007, 04:24 AM   #40
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I've been using Xfwm4 for most of the year but ever since Beryl started to work, I couldn't opt for anything else.
Old 01-06-2007, 05:52 PM   #41
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I love FVWM! It is my primary X enviroment on Slackware. It is the best and most versatile Windows Manager I have ever encountered. It rivals KDE for flexibility and a fraction of the size and drain on a system. I can make FVWM look and function like CDE or MAC OS or Windows XP or Vista (whenever it comes out).
Old 01-08-2007, 11:27 AM   #42
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Enlightment is my choice.
Old 01-09-2007, 04:01 AM   #43
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Thumbs up

I have voted for IceWM, but I've just installed E17. It's just amazing. Never seen such a beatiful combination of rapidity, eyecandy and flexibility. It's a revolutionary window manager and it's definately my choice!
Old 01-09-2007, 06:41 AM   #44
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Less is more! Fluxbox for ever!
Old 01-09-2007, 09:29 AM   #45
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Hopefully pyWM will make it to this list on day. If that project ever gets its footing, Im sure alot of people will like it. Theres nothing better than being able to add features that you think of on the fly. Its really cool.


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