Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Sep 2011 22:31 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The last time we did this, it was still 2010, so it's been a while. Since I'm having a hard time finding interesting things to write about today (unless you guys want a story about Apple losing another iPhone prototype at a bar, or about Samsung's god-given quest to launch a tablet/smartphone for each number between 3 and 10), let's do one of those old-fashioned and quaint 'show us your desktop!'-things. I'll start.
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RE: openlook?
by robertson on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 18:10 UTC in reply to "openlook?"
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Olwm/Olvwm, the window manager for OpenWindows, is still available in some Linux distributions as well as in the ports/pkgsrc for various BSDs. Some quick searching revealed the following, so it's still out there:

ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc/wm/olvwm/README.htm...
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/olvwm
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/olwm

Also, on Google, I saw, but didn't track down, hints that OpenBSD and FreeBSD have it too, and even possibly Ubuntu, which makes sense as Debian has it.

If you're looking for more than just the window manager, I'm not sure if one could also find the utilities (or replacements) that went along with the wm in Sun's Open Windows desktop, though XVfilemanager does exist: http://step.polymtl.ca/~coyote/xvfilemgr_main.html

See http://xwinman.org/olvwm.php for a link to a tarball with icons, menus specs, etc. to jazz up olvwm.

Edited to add comma in first line.

Edited 2011-09-02 18:13 UTC

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