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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by ldmosquera on Wed 7th May 2008 01:22 UTC
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First I discovered screen and I really liked it. Then, somewhere, I read "ratpoison tries to be screen for X Window" and in no time I tried it and was hooked.
Then I realized it's far too limiting and a hindrance for some workflows, so I set out to look for a replacement, but it had to be a tiling manager.
Then I tried dwm and liked it, but was put off by it's ridiculous configuration system (or lack thereof).

Then I jumped to awesome and did NOT like the keys at first. Then I learned them and am now absolutely happy with my experience on this computer. I finally use Linux as my main computer again.

In short, awesome couldn't be more aptly named.

Edited 2008-05-07 01:24 UTC

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by marafaka on Wed 7th May 2008 09:38 in reply to "YES"
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I have one Windows workstation, business related. I was frustrated because of lack of tools at first, so I installed FreeBSD in an emulator on top of it. I slowly moved most of the stuff into the emulator, and it became the main way I interface with this and all the other machines there. And it has a tiling WM, almost Awesome ;)

I'd like to reverse the host/client situation but I'm not sure how VisualStudio would work in QEMU.

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