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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2011. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 62 13.45%
Window Maker 7 1.52%
Compiz 72 15.62%
Enlightenment 44 9.54%
KWin 58 12.58%
MetaCity 15 3.25%
IceWM 11 2.39%
Openbox 73 15.84%
xfwm4 47 10.20%
Ratpoison 5 1.08%
FVWM 16 3.47%
awesome 10 2.17%
xmonad 9 1.95%
JWM 5 1.08%
i3 6 1.30%
dwm 8 1.74%
Sawfish 2 0.43%
Mutter 11 2.39%
Marco 0 0%
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #61
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Wow…close tie between Compiz and Openbox…just one vote!
It keeps on going.
Old 03-20-2012, 02:20 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Flymo View Post
Heh! The year of the Boxen!
Well done, guys...

My favourite *box is Fluxbox - once I'd worked out how to do all that low-overhead bling by tweaking text files it was a gas to use. Boxen are good value, one and all.

Like MrRtd, cowlitzron, savotije and gotfw amongst many others I'm also getting great results with Enlightenment, which is fulfilling its promise with all that development paying off last year - the EFLs are not just Beta, but full release status now. I checked for flying pigs, but could only see angry avians....
Bodhi Linux has been an excellent, stable showcase for E17's cpabilities - this Laptop has Bodhi 1.3.0 running on a 1.6 Celeron/Intel graphics and it responds snappily with the bling turned on, and matches 'buntu LTS stability.

Did you see that there is a Bodhi respin with a 'full fat' set of apps pre-installed? And it's called Bloathi!
No, it's not slow or sluggish, the name is intended humorously. But it does have a good selection of apps on it, and makes a very useful USB-stick installation. More on it here.
Bodhi got me taking a closer look at what a semi-stable e17 might be like but in the end I just couldn't abide with something based on the detestably flakey Ubuntu. So I'm now running e17 on Arch. It's a later svn pull than Bodhi's sporting but seems pretty good. From some comments on e-devel I get the suspicion that we may have an e17 release before too much longer? I also get the feeling that more than a few Gnome expats are "returning" to enlightenment. Rather poetic justice, eh?
Old 03-20-2012, 07:44 PM   #63
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@gotfw Interesting - I'd agree (with a sigh) that Ubuntu has indeed been kinda flakey for over a year now - Maverick was only a 'bit' strange on our hardware, but Natty was a royal pain (failed to function on 3 machines), and Oneiric not a lot better. And huge RAM impact!
But Lucid has been solid - this happens to be this machine's Lucid partition I'm using now, and it 'Just Works'.
Ubuntu have had their troublesome releases in the past, at least on our hardware, and we learned early on to focus on the LTS ones, especially for our posse of n00bs. Have not had a problem with Lucid on any of them in a year, no... more than a year now.
That'll be (ummm...) around 18 machines, I think.
Some of them are Ubuntu, some Xubuntu, a couple are Lubuntu (but that still has upgrade probs because it's not yet LTS) and one Linux Mint (Lucid base) but all of them work well, as does Bodhi. It compares directly with Lucid in stability on our hardware and (apart from a kernel-induced upgrade problem from 1.1 to 1.2 last summer) has been solid on our 8 machines - which includes the comically tiny and pleasingly inexpensive ($130) Genesi Efika MX 'smart-top' with a single core ARM at 800MHz driving our 32" living-room TV at 720p. Money matters more when retired!

I do like the idea of trying Arch.
A bloke we met at had it running well on his Toshiba AC100 ARM smartbook - I've been wrestling with Debian so that we can get Bodhi on board our AC100 eventually. But no luck so far.

An E17 release! Oh my! I'd love that to happen. All power to the Rasterman.... Be nice to welcome any Gnome expats to the goodness of E - now that we have good stability on some platforms.
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