Linked by Allen Boyles on Mon 7th Nov 2011 09:46 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces In the commercial software world, user interfaces are generally designed by one group. Like Microsoft for Windows or Apple for Mac OS. Those desktop environments were designed by one company who did things like user testing and statistical analysis to try and make the desktop they thought would work best. Linux is different. Large groups definitely DO perform user testing and statistical analysis, but one group can also say "Here's what we want" and, if they have the ability to code it, their idea comes into being. It's pretty amazing, when you think about it. Linux lets people create what they want. If you don't like what's out there, fork it! Or start from scratch! You're in control!
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by andih on Mon 7th Nov 2011 20:38 UTC
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awesomewm got both:)
I have used the same setup/.conf file the last couple of years on about 10 linux installs, laptops as well as desktops. Perfect each time, took a little to set i up, but much less than the time I wasted looking for fancy functionality in gnome/kde. Its tiling also, and stable as heck.

awesomewm <3 Pure awesomeness

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RE: awesome
by gan17 on Tue 8th Nov 2011 16:37 in reply to "awesome"
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Awesome until a new version comes out and your old configs don't work anymore thanks to changes in syntax, that is. I gave up on AwesomeDE (it's not a WM!!) for that very reason.

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