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View Poll Results: What Window Manager do you recommend for speed?
KDE 4 14.29%
GNOME 4 14.29%
Enlightenment 5 17.86%
Blackbox 8 28.57%
Fluxbox 12 42.86%
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Old 06-05-2002, 01:05 AM   #16
Registered: May 2002
Location: Mexico
Distribution: Slackware
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when i look for speed i just type "xinit" in the console and run whatever, that's why i'm so pissed off that Opera has no toolbars.....
usualy when you are looking for speed, stuff is already setup so you don't exactly need a GUI. isn't that correct in most ways?
Old 06-05-2002, 02:00 AM   #17
Registered: Jun 2002
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Hi Chooco.

Umm...what do you mean stuff is already setup?
Old 06-05-2002, 02:33 AM   #18
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i mean that files are where they belong, everything points to the right direction and so on. that is what i do. i setup everything as root in KDE then when it's all setup, i go to console and run some programs
but i use my computer as a soon-to-be server so that is the method to my madness, if you guys are like Kword users and such, just regular everything Windows type things then KDE is my choice.
Old 06-06-2002, 11:18 AM   #19
Registered: Apr 2002
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Distribution: the best !
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Windowmaker is good....

FASTER I believe is the one that comes with the X11...

twm - second name of speed.!
Old 06-06-2002, 11:23 AM   #20
Registered: Mar 2002
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well XFce is not on the list and it should be. It is easy to use, and it is definitely not resource intensive. KDE, GNOME and ENlightenment are all out if you are talking about speed. go to if you need to get this desktop environment, but it comes free with Mandrake 8.2, not sure about other distros, i don't think it came with red hat 7.0...
Old 06-08-2002, 02:51 PM   #21
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you forgot windowmaker, i'd say that is pretty fast, mwm and twm are also pretty good.


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