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2009 Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2009 Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 97 16.33%
Window Maker 17 2.86%
Enlightenment 29 4.88%
KWin 117 19.70%
Compiz 138 23.23%
MetaCity 38 6.40%
IceWM 31 5.22%
Blackbox 5 0.84%
OpenBox 49 8.25%
xfwm4 32 5.39%
Ratpoison 3 0.51%
Ion 1 0.17%
sawfish 2 0.34%
FVWM 12 2.02%
awesome 12 2.02%
xmonad 11 1.85%
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #61
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still can't beat jwm
Old 02-08-2010, 08:44 AM   #62
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Bling is alright for show, but good 'ol Metacity gets things done.
Old 02-08-2010, 10:42 AM   #63
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Xfwm4. I also like JWM, for lighter distributions.
Old 02-09-2010, 12:30 PM   #64
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Nice to see OpenBOX gaining some attention. I guess my promoting it year after year on these polls is starting to have some effect. lol. Seriously, I think LXDE choosing it as bundled WM has probably exposed a lot of folks to it.
Old 02-09-2010, 05:49 PM   #65
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There is a competition between Kwin and compiz. But my favorite COMPIZ got first.
Old 02-14-2010, 10:20 PM   #66
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WOW Compiz actually won?? Unbelievable! w00t!

Honestly I thought one of the *boxes would win, LOL
Old 05-10-2010, 01:18 AM   #67
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I've actually left the KDE 4 camp and therefore kwin. I was a die hard KDE fan. But the bugs have gotten to me.

I switched to XFCE and thus xfwm4 for a while. That was an improvement.

Then I saw the poll on Fluxbox. I tried out all of Slackware's window managers. Fluxbox was really good. And fast. Login and *BOOM* your desktop is ready. And it's stable and bug free. I'm turning my back on Desktop Environments in general. A simple window manager is enough.

Learning to tweak Fluxbox is well worth the time investment of a few days. I'm totally converted now. I can't see what I ever saw in full desktop environments now.
Old 01-18-2012, 02:00 AM   #68
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Originally Posted by nixfreakz View Post
Enlightenment (e-17) its really looking good and very functional.
Yes, doubtless. Its my favourite already.
Have a look at
Small CD 140MB and highly customizable.
The beauty of E17


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