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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2012. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
awesome 9 1.66%
Compiz 72 13.26%
dwm 8 1.47%
Enlightenment 41 7.55%
Fluxbox 61 11.23%
FVWM 7 1.29%
i3 22 4.05%
IceWM 20 3.68%
JWM 7 1.29%
KWin 90 16.57%
Marco 6 1.10%
MetaCity 6 1.10%
Mutter 13 2.39%
Openbox 95 17.50%
Ratpoison 5 0.92%
Sawfish 3 0.55%
Window Maker 12 2.21%
xfwm4 46 8.47%
xmonad 8 1.47%
spectrwm 8 1.47%
wmii 4 0.74%
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #16
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I voted for XMonad, but E17 finally getting released must shake things up...
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #18
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I voted Enlightenment since it is very good for its weight and it's e17 version went final recently. However, I usually use Kwin since its default with KDE.
Old 12-28-2012, 05:50 AM   #19
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Openbox, Enlightenment, etc. should be in one award with KDE & Gnome IMHO. Though technically they are WMs vs DEs, still they are direct competitors as every DE includes WM anyway. Personally I use KDE, not KWin =)

I voted Enlightenment since it is very good for its weight and it's e17 version went final recently. However, I usually use Kwin since its default with KDE.
Exactly my situation.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:49 AM   #20
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Compiz as most advanced eye-candy WM in town
Old 12-29-2012, 05:59 PM   #21
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I would vote for TWM but it's not in the list.
Old 12-31-2012, 04:40 PM   #22
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voted for xfwm but like xmonad too
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Originally Posted by anticapitalista View Post
Where's wmii? I used to use fluxbox, but wmii has won me over.
Agreed. wmii is an unbeatable tiling window manager. It is simple, yet has everything one needs, like floating windows and a menu in the style of dmenu, and its config file is an actual shell script.
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wmii has been added.

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Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:33 AM   #27
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As far as compositing goes, nothing runs as smooth or as beautiful as Compiz. Every other compositing window manager seems to choke on my not so modest hardware, whereas compiz makes everything smooth with no hitches.
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I have used compiz only. Can anyone suggest a better one to try.
Old 01-11-2013, 11:13 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by bernardofpc View Post
No other crazy people using Blackbox here?

I admit that I should have migrated to flux some time ago, but it just seems not necessary...
Not since the 90's We use openbox now
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TWM is the shit, only wm with a unix feel to it these days (easy to configure too, using a single .twmrc)
Wish I could have voted for it.


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