Linked by Ian MacGregor on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:40 UTC
Window Managers Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface. It is fast, feature rich, easy to configure, and easy to use. It is also free software, with contributions being made by programmers from around the world.
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RE: Need a desktop environment
by itomato on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 21:56 UTC in reply to "Need a desktop environment"
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The *advantage* of using a window manager, as opposed to a desktop environment is agnosticism.

If you like the wifi tool of KDE - use it.

If you like raw 'iwconfig' - use it.

If you like to create wrappers for your own commansds - you may easily do that as well.

It comes down to this:
If you want to run a tool, you may. DND works. You may run Kicker, BB, or GNOME-panel in conjunction with Window Maker.

Me, I'm fine with Window Maker and yaquake. If I need mouse-driven file management, I'm free to use Konqueror, Nautilus, or a Directory Opus or Midnight Commander clone, or 'mv', 'cp', and 'rm' directly from the 'Run...' menu option.

Can it get any better? Yes it can, because if I want multiple desktops, all I need to do is visit wmprefs, and scroll on the (always uncluttered) desktop.

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