Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2007 22:34 UTC
Window Managers Enlightenment has been released. It contains several bugfixes and other improvements. "Version 0.16 of the Enlightenment window manager was released in 2000, along with its dependencies Imlib and Fnlib, and remains in heavy usage today. While rumors of its death still circulate, DR16.8.9 was released on August 11th, 2007, and it remains in development today with a long life still ahead of it. DR16 has been the choice of power users and artists due to its low overhead, highly graphical, widely theme-able, extremely configurable, yet unobtrusive interface. Nearly all functions of the window manager can be handled without mouse input, including application launching via e16keyedit. It also remains highly portable, with ports avalible for Linux on all platforms, FreeBSD, IRIX, Solaris X86 and Sparc, HP-UX, AIX, OS/2, and more."
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E16 & 17
by MNKyDeth on Sun 12th Aug 2007 04:09 UTC
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E16 imo is one of the best designed and easy to use desktops WM's today. Everything is just a mouse button click away.
The only "real" configuring of this window manager is the menu wich is super simple.

E17 is even prettier. You can't tell me XGL is surpassing and using less cpu than the capabilities and looks that E17 is doing right now in it's alpha or beta form or however they classify it.
Oh, I forgot XGL has cubed desktops and weird minimize and maximize functions that don't do anything for you besides look cool. E17 is pretty and functions properly to the most part. Only time you get into some heavy cpu usage on E17 is with some of the very heavy animated backgrounds. Oh wait, something that XGL can't do... guess we will group that into the cubed rotation that xgl has so no wins there. ;)

Edited 2007-08-12 04:12

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