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Old 01-09-2003, 11:02 AM   #1
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Whats the best customizable window manager?

I have seen different versions of Gnome and KDE, but i am unsure as to which one is better to use. I know its all about preference, but which is more customizable, has alot of features, and will grow with the times? If there is anything better then the 2 mentioned, i am open to all suggestions. I just want a very customizable and good looking GUI.
Old 01-09-2003, 11:15 AM   #2
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One word....Fluxbox
err well 2 if you count the url
Old 01-09-2003, 11:26 AM   #3
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sorry posted twice...
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Enlightenment is very customizable, however the current stable release 0.16.5 i think is buggy and slow compared to fluxbox, but very cool nonetheless, and still faster than KDE/GNOME, but if you have the bandwith and tiome download the development CVS version that is really awesome, and when it is released as stable, im convinced it will enjoy a lot of popularity.
If you dont want to mess with development stuff, then fluxbox. It's small, lightweight, very fast, and customizable to a certain point. You can change themes and hack some things here and there in the ~/.fluxbox/init, but you can't change window frames, save sessions. have different wallpapers for each desktop, have virtual screens AND virtual desktops together, etc.. like in Enlightenment.
More info about Enlightenmnt 0.17 (AKA development version) can be found on their site
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I recently switched to OpenBox and I loved it (it's another branch of the original Blackbox project). Personally I thought Enlightenment was a bit of a pain to use, but it looks like .17 is supposed to change that.
Old 01-14-2003, 05:03 PM   #7
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I used fluxbox, GNOME, and KDE. I'm running Slack 8.1 and KDE 3 is awesome. It runs all of my favorites programs without a problem. Besides, if you have an Athlon XP or Pentium 4 machine paired up with a Radeon or GeForce video card, who cares how big and chunky the desktop environment is. Performance issues are a thing of the past with Linux and today's hardware.

My 2 digital cents!
Old 01-14-2003, 05:37 PM   #8
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Try Windowmaker - It's been around for quite a while and you can incorporate Gnome, KDE into it or have it run by itself.


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