Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th May 2008 15:00 UTC, submitted by Julien Danjou
Window Managers "Awesome is a floating and tiling window manager. It's extremely fast, small, dynamic and awesome. Windows can be managed in several layouts: tiled, maximized, dwindle, spiral, floating... Each layout can be applied on the fly, optimizing the environment for the application in use and the task performed. Managing windows in tiled mode assures that no space will be wasted on your screen. No gaps, no overlap. Other layouts can be used for different purpose. If you do not want to use the tiling management, you can use the floating layout wich will let you organize your windows as you wish, like any other window manager." Version 2.3-final has been released today.
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I dunno
by netean on Tue 6th May 2008 15:52 UTC
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maybe be awesome to use, but it's sure not awesome to look at - the screenshots are really really ugly.

and what a choice for screenshot... lots of, what look terminal windows... (hey, and you though Linux was ready for the desktop!!!)

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RE: I dunno
by Undomiel on Tue 6th May 2008 16:11 in reply to "I dunno"
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If looking at the screenshots doesn't show you what is so awesome about it then Awesome is definitely not for you.

It isn't for me either, but I can definitely see the benefits. I may even give it a spin this weekend if I have the time.

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RE: I dunno
by Elv13 on Tue 6th May 2008 16:20 in reply to "I dunno"
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Not everybody want eye candy. Terminal command and apps are much faster than gui if you masterise them. And if you masterise them, you dont want to use GUI anymore. That all. It is a choice, most people want gui, other want tiled WM, ultra fast application command line everywhere.

As it is a fork of a suckless apps, let talk like them:

<imitation of the suckless philosophy>

The last kind of user are power user, other are not being part of the elite, are noob and are not the target for these product. If you are not are power user, it is your problem.

</imitation of the suckless philosophy>

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RE: I dunno
by marafaka on Wed 7th May 2008 09:16 in reply to "I dunno"
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Dude, a window manager and Linux has as much in common as pig and salami. People who use this kind of stuff do it intentionally to attack the idea of desktop itself; desktops are for lamers^W beginners.

I agree with the poor selection of screenshots though as people who are really into this will laugh at wallpapers and transparent terminals. But everybody learns eventually; I salute the developer for this much awfulness.

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