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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2008. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 12th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 130 16.43%
Window Maker 18 2.28%
Enlightenment 51 6.45%
KWin 128 16.18%
Compiz 250 31.61%
MetaCity 42 5.31%
IceWM 38 4.80%
Blackbox 8 1.01%
OpenBox 51 6.45%
xfwm4 30 3.79%
Ratpoison 7 0.88%
Ion 3 0.38%
sawfish 2 0.25%
FVWM 10 1.26%
awesome 23 2.91%
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:51 PM   #46
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I'm using the ROX desktop window manager (OroboROX) right now. I don't know what they've done, but it seems to be working fine on my 64 bit system. That didn't happen before. It has some decent themes and you can even use xfwm themes (you just have to copy an AppRun file from an existing OroboROX theme into the xfwm theme's directory). You can also easily make up your own colour scheme for themes that support that.

Last edited by Mark7; 01-18-2009 at 04:52 PM. Reason: Who turned on images? :/
Old 01-18-2009, 10:16 PM   #47
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FVWM thats included in Slackware is somewhat weird. I read the man page and it seems its the branch fvwm95- it looks totally out of date. And there are no config files to edit it in ~/.fvwm so my opinion about this WM is ruined. The examples on look fine tho.
Old 01-19-2009, 09:09 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by anticapitalista View Post
Fluxbox (and icewm on antiX!)
The IceWM implementation on antiX shows just how easy it is to use, how reasonable it is with resource consumption, how attractively it can be configured with wallpaper and other appearance items, how fast it runs, in short, just about all the things I look for in a lightweight window manager.

I think that it compares very favorably with Fluxbox in performance. For right clickers, go with Fluxbox; for task bar and menu users, go with IceWM, two of the best, both available in one of my desktop and Live CD favorites, antiX! ;-)
Old 01-19-2009, 10:59 PM   #49
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Where is my beloved wmii?
Old 01-20-2009, 09:11 PM   #50
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No suckless WM?

Where is dwm ?

Where is wmii ?

I know not for which one I'd vote!
Old 01-22-2009, 06:32 AM   #51
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i am not voting this one, till xmonad gets to the list. a lot is missing including dwm, wmii, pekwm, jwm, ...
Old 01-22-2009, 08:35 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by sujoy View Post
i am not voting this one, till xmonad gets to the list. a lot is missing including dwm, wmii, pekwm, jwm, ...
Yeah! Revolt!!
Old 01-25-2009, 08:07 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by jay73 View Post
Compiz, if used with moderation. No youtube fireworks for me.
Yea... okay. I said Metacity just because Compiz has lost focus, but you're probably right, here.
Old 01-25-2009, 09:30 PM   #54
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WindowMaker Rocks!
Old 01-26-2009, 02:09 PM   #55
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Lean, mean, and clean!!
Old 01-26-2009, 04:28 PM   #56
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You mean, people actually use window managers other than Fluxbox?
Old 01-26-2009, 05:15 PM   #57
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Talking Desktop Environment Award

Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
If you are looking for KDE, Gnome, etc they are in the Desktop Environment Award.

LOL ....

That's funny - and probably that quote has a lot of experience behind it.
Old 01-26-2009, 11:07 PM   #58
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Fluxbox is very enjoyable to use for me in debian etch.
Old 01-27-2009, 11:36 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by indienick View Post
Maybe StumpWM?
I'd second that vote for Stumpwm baby!
Old 01-28-2009, 08:36 AM   #60
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Originally Posted by daBittweiler
I'd second that vote for Stumpwm baby!


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