Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jun 2009 13:23 UTC, submitted by Some guy from the internet
Window Managers Today, the second version of i3 has been released. It supports floating windows now, which is convenient for many popups, toolbar windows, etc. i3 aims to be an improved tiling window manager, mainly inspired by wmii. Similarily to other tiling window managers, the goal is to increase productivity by not having overlapping windows. In contrast to wmii, i3 was designed to work well with Xinerama and particular attention has been given to producing clean, readable, and hackable code. See the website for goals, downloads and documentation or go directly to the userguide for a quick introduction.
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by vivainio on Sat 27th Jun 2009 07:52 UTC
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If you mostly need tiled windows for terminal sessions (doesn't everyone?), you can avoid changing the whole window manager by trying out terminator (apt-gettable):

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