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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 01-11-2007, 04:30 PM   #46
Registered: Feb 2006
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i havent tried many WM's, but of the 3 or 4 i have tried, fluxbox seems to be the best for me because of the ease of edting the configuration files, and i prefer a 'basic' sort of WM, without too much eye candy, less is definately more for me
Old 01-14-2007, 03:59 AM   #47
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When I'm not using KDE I use fluxbox so my vote goes for it...
Old 01-14-2007, 11:17 AM   #48
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OpenBox is light, very fast, and strives for compliance. Lean, clean, and mean. Just like a wm should be
Old 01-15-2007, 05:42 AM   #49
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I vote IceWM, it's very light, and configurable. And it can be made to imitate almost any WM, or desktop enviroment. >
Old 01-16-2007, 06:12 AM   #50
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Enlightenment all the way! A combination of minimalism and beauty.
Old 01-16-2007, 06:19 AM   #51
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Fluxbox hands down.No eye candy, special effects. Just
pure speed and performance.
Old 01-16-2007, 08:06 AM   #52
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Thumbs up

there's no quarkWM in the list ..can I suggest it?
I'm shure it'll get about.. 5 votes!!

--jokin' --If I mention it, is coz is my favourtie one, and the most "different-to-all-seen": simple enough; not eye-candy at all.
the absolute opposite to the classical 'window concept'.
ps: if someone decide to give it a try 'coz this post.. I recommend the previous stable release (the one I use), not the actual one, coz it's still kinda buggy.

my vote to quark.

Old 01-16-2007, 08:37 AM   #53
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I currently use OpenBox3 on my Arch Linux install. I used FVWM, and would have voted for it, but OpenBox is soo much better.

Last edited by SleepingGiant08; 01-16-2007 at 08:38 AM.
Old 01-16-2007, 09:58 AM   #54
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Is there any place to look up what won in previous years?
Old 01-16-2007, 10:18 AM   #55
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xfwm4 all the way - sweet feature with super light weight design and speed.
Old 01-16-2007, 01:39 PM   #56
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Xfwm4 does exactly what I want, although ratpoison was pretty cool...
Old 01-16-2007, 03:02 PM   #57
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where's kde?
Old 01-16-2007, 05:54 PM   #58
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Er.. Read poll announcement. KDE is a desktop environment, much more than window manager. If you really like its WM, vote for it.
Old 01-16-2007, 06:50 PM   #59
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i've tried a few, but always came back to metacity
Old 01-17-2007, 05:25 PM   #60
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'Enlightenment', because of it's novelty value and my own shallow mindedness.


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