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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 05-07-2007, 12:13 AM   #106
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Originally Posted by perry
how come neither KDE nor GNOME is on the list?

just curious

- perry
...both mentioned by you are Desktop Environments, perry

KDE - KWin Window Manager

Gnome - Metacity (or Compiz, Beryl or others ) - Window Managers.

With kind regards,

Old 05-10-2007, 09:04 AM   #107
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who is widow and why?
Old 06-10-2007, 06:46 PM   #108
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Originally Posted by easuter
I hate afterstep though, looks like it was designed by Liberace...
LOL i might have to try that, sounds just my style.
Old 06-26-2007, 03:43 PM   #109
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I agree... sorta

Originally Posted by jiml8
Beryl is still immature and a bit buggy, but as it grows up it's going to blow everything else out of the water - presuming, of course, that you have the graphical capability to run it.

Beryl is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long, long time.

-jiml8, "master of the cube" - lol!
Beryl is quite interesting. As a very fancy window manager, to be used in conjunction with a Desktop Environment, such as KDE, GNOME, or XFCE, I agree. However, if I were going to use just a window manager, then I would not go with Beryl. In that case, I would choose either the winner, Fluxbox, or as a flexible, easy alternative, IceWM. Reasons: fast, lightweight flexibility combined with maturity.


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