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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AfterStep
by zizban on Mon 19th Nov 2007 23:20 UTC
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2005-07-06

The author only touched on the nastiness that is AfterStep. I tried to love this WM but it way, way too complicated to configure. The documentation is cryptic and there hundreds of elements you can configure. Look on the AfterStep website and look at the documentation. It is probably the worst documentation I ever seen.

Second, the default look is busy, with wharfs and docks and taskbars all over the screen. My biggest pet peeve besides all the busyness is the titlebars. The author either turned it off or didn't show it but the default look is a shadow text that looks freaky blurry.

In other words, its complication and buffet of features have resulted in a mess.

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