Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Nov 2007 21:22 UTC, submitted by irbis
Window Managers "Linux has proven amazingly flexible: after nearly 10 years of use, I'm still impressed by how the Linux operating system does exactly what I want on any type of hardware. Desktop customization is no exception; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone."
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RE: I know this is not a poll
by Doc Pain on Mon 19th Nov 2007 23:19 UTC in reply to "I know this is not a poll"
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"But I cannot resist telling you that one of my favourites windowmagers of all times is iceWM. I do like taskbars, and I find this is a ultra fast, flexible and very useful windowmanager. In fact, it is the one I use on a daily basus on an old PII/233MHz and it flies."

I can confirm this. IceWM is a great window manager and can be customized using themes and text based configuration files. I've used IceWM on a P1/150MHz with 64 MB RAM (later 128) and it made up a usable system.

Later on, I switched to XFCE 3 (on a P2/300MHz) and XFCE 4 on slower hardware. XFCE 3 was a good window manager for those users who were familiar with Solaris/CDE on their Sun boxes. XFCE 4 added lots of useful features without increasing the system to a pile of bloat.

For my daily use, I prefer WindowMaker. Until today, I didn't found any window manager that is as fast, as customizable (especially in regards of keyboard bindings) and as pleasant in look and feel as this relict from better times. :-)

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