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"
Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

"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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RE[2]: I know this is not a poll
by xzgv on Tue 20th Nov 2007 00:23 in reply to "RE: I know this is not a poll"
xzgv Member since:
2005-11-15

"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)... "

For a moment i thought you were taking about my primary window manager, Ratpoison; my secondary one is IceWM ;)

Edited 2007-11-20 00:25

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RE[2]: I know this is not a poll
by isaba on Tue 20th Nov 2007 15:09 in reply to "RE: I know this is not a poll"
isaba Member since:
2006-12-30

Amen!

I find windowmaker as the fastest of all...just amazing. Maybe it is not for everyone out there, but believe me, once you try it you will never leave it aside. In terms of appearance it is stylish, in memory usage surely the lowest!

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