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 think if you are more of a console/terminal person, or more of a keyboard person, then tiling wm's are much, much faster to use. The ability to quickly split, move, resize, float, etc. windows, and move 'em from one screen to the other, all without having to move a finger from the keyboard is, no pun intended, awesome.

For years, I used fluxbox, openbox, and some Xfce, but in the last couple of years, I have moved almost exclusively to tiling wm's and my speed and productivity have soared.

Tiling wm's are definitely not for everybody. They are probably not for most people. But if you are a keyboard kind of person, they rock.

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