Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2007 21:08 UTC
Window Managers "If you use a traditional desktop like GNOME or KDE, a keyboard-controlled desktop with a minimum of utilities may seem like stepping back 10 or 15 years in the history of interface design. Why bother, when traditional desktops are easy to use and RAM and disk space are so cheap nowadays?" On a related note, there is a new release of xmonad, a tiling window manager for X, written in Haskell. It now has full Xinerama and XRandR support, so you can add, remove, or rotate monitors on the fly.
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interesting
by krtekz on Thu 31st May 2007 22:08 UTC
krtekz
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It is interesting to see at least 3 articles about tiling window manager lately on OsNews. This conincides with my recent switch to Ion. When I was using traditional WMs, I always maximize almost every window, except XMMS and a few others, and use keyboard shortcuts as much as possible. So Ion feels like designed for me ;) And with its tiling ability, I can split the whole screen into certain "frames", without manually arranging the windows, and without wasting any screen real estate. Furthermore, for programs don't work well in tiling style, I can put them into a seperate traditional floating style workspace. Simply put, it is very powerful, no-nonsense and productive! I love it! Would like to try other tiling WMs when I have time.

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