Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Dec 2008 23:31 UTC, submitted by linuxlinks
Window Managers "Mainstream Linux distributions typically default to one of two desktop environments, KDE or GNOME. Both of these environments provide users with an intuitive and attractive desktop, as well as offering a large raft of multimedia software, games, administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, artwork, web development tools and more. However, these two desktops focus more on providing users with a modern computing environment with all the bells and whistles featured in Windows Vista, rather than minimising the amount of system resources they need. For users and developers who want to run an attractive Linux desktop on older hardware, netbooks, or mobile internet devices, neither KDE or GNOME may be a viable option, as they run too slowly on low spec machines (such as less than 256MB RAM and a 1 GHz processor). This article seeks to identify the best lean desktops for Linux, for users that have old or even ancient hardware."
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Comment by xzgv
by xzgv on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 02:44 UTC
xzgv
Member since:
2005-11-15

Ratpoison does it for me.

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RE: Comment by xzgv
by sbergman27 on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 02:52 in reply to "Comment by xzgv"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Ratpoison does it for me.

Be careful where you say that.

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RE: Comment by xzgv
by binarymutant on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 20:55 in reply to "Comment by xzgv"
binarymutant Member since:
2008-11-11

Yeah there are no mention of tiling window managers in the article, what gives?

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RE[2]: Comment by xzgv
by dagw on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 21:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by xzgv"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah there are no mention of tiling window managers in the article, what gives?

No window managers where directly mentioned, since it was an overview of desktop environments, not window managers.

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