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View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 180 19.17%
Window Maker 28 2.98%
Enlightenment 66 7.03%
KWin 148 15.76%
MetaCity 40 4.26%
sawfish 5 0.53%
IceWM 38 4.05%
Blackbox 12 1.28%
Compiz 316 33.65%
OpenBox 27 2.88%
xfwm4 59 6.28%
Ratpoison 9 0.96%
Ion 11 1.17%
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:19 AM   #16
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Enlightenment - it's gorgeous. It catches more eyes than a pimped out setup of KDE or Gnome.
Old 01-07-2008, 08:17 AM   #17
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Really missing here - dwm, xmonad and last but not least - awesome WM...
hmmm - a pity.

Old 01-07-2008, 06:50 PM   #18
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When I want a DE, I use KDE. When I need my PC NOW, I use BlackBox
Old 01-08-2008, 11:36 AM   #19
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Another vote for FVWM.
Old 01-09-2008, 12:37 PM   #20
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Eyecandy showcases attract attention!
Compiz attracted more than many users to Linux this year !
Eyecandy is significant and should be rewarded

Compiz team - well done and thank you all!
Old 01-11-2008, 08:05 PM   #21
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I really like the combination of Gnome/Enlightenment that geubuntu has come up with. So even if it is not my main distro I like to use it when I give a presentation; it has a lot of wow factor. I think enlightenment has a lot of potential and has come a long way in 2007.
Old 01-12-2008, 11:58 AM   #22
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No fvwm is really sad - it's a classic still extremely active, supports native SVG AND rounded corners - so I'm totally voting for my fvwm 2.0
Old 01-13-2008, 05:23 AM   #23
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What about stumpwm?
Old 01-15-2008, 03:58 AM   #24
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Floating windows are evil!

I'm surprised the ultimate tiling WM is on the list... nice! Ion is my choice.
Old 01-15-2008, 06:40 AM   #25
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Missing Pekwm.
Old 01-15-2008, 06:48 AM   #26
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Wink The old style dumb me use xfce

The old style dumb me use xfce, because its shortcut keys are like those on Windows . . .
Old 01-15-2008, 08:04 AM   #27
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What about XGL (my choice), KDM or XDM? I was under the impression that these are windowmanagers too, aren't they??
Old 01-16-2008, 02:27 PM   #28
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Metacity, nice and customizable
Old 01-17-2008, 01:03 AM   #29
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Icewm and Enlightenment. Customizables and fast.
Old 01-17-2008, 04:45 AM   #30
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wmii is missing just like dwm (the simplified version). It sure is the most advanced from the tiling window manager and very much affiliated to the ideas of Plan9. I have switched to it from GNOME as I got tired moving windows around.


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