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Favorite Window Manager

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I just recently switched from fluxbox to openbox (they are both boxes but openbox shares no code with fluxbox). Anyway, I really like openbox, everyone said if you don't use the tabs then openbox is pretty much better than fluxbox, so I Iistened to them...What's YOUR favorite wm?

EDIT: spelling :\

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I'm probably in the minority, but I'm really digging Gnome lately. Got it looking nice, yet still a decently clean look. Check out my other topic for screens.

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i dunno, i've really only tried KDE, Gnome, and IceWM. Out of those I liked gnome the best.

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I tried:

KDE

Gnome

Window Maker

Afterstep

Aewm

Ratpoison

Blackbox

Ion

Enlightenment

Openbox

Kahakai

XFce

Waimea

IceWM

and every one of them had something that annoyed me or a missing feature so I went back to fluxbox. it's clean, simple and bloatless. I really liked Waimea too, but unfortunately developpement stopped.

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I just recently switched from fluxbox to openbox (they are both boxes but openbox shares no code with fluxbox). Anyway, I really like openbox, everyone said if you don't use the tabs then openbox is pretty much better than fluxbox, so I Iistened to them...What's YOUR favorite wm?

EDIT: spelling :\

yeah, i've really been meeting to try blackbox. you can also run the gnome panel in blackbox, which a lot of people like.

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well im gonna have to say kde cuz thats the only one other than flux which pissed me off cuz i couldnt get the background to stay

btu im gonna look in to the others

I0 out

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Actually I'm rather fond of Gnome with Metacity.

I like how Metacity runs, and the configuration options for it. Gnome is also very pretty, so I like it. However I'm not really so happy about how it performs. I first encountered gnome with FreeBSD, and it ran like a top the very first time I installed it. [although no one else seemed to even be able to get it working in FreeBSD] Those were the days, Gnome and EnlightenmentWM... With Enlightenment crashing every 2 and a half minutes, and gnome trying to figure out what to do with itself... MAN I hated the *nix world.

Anyway, enough of that.

Clean Debian Install + Gnome2 w/Metacity = A Mac-looking PC that doesn't crash, and runs very snappy.

Actually, I like XPde too - too bad they havn't done shit to it recently.

http://www.xpde.com/

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Clean Debian Install + Gnome2 w/Metacity = A Mac-looking PC that doesn't crash, and runs very snappy.

Clean Slackware install + FluxBox w/ PanthFlux Theme = a VERY Mac-looking that doesn't crash, and runs very snappy. :lol:

Light AND beutiful. Who whould have thought?

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I have to say KDE, Ive used Fluxbox but it just adds way to much thinking to get the same thing done in KDE. Im sure if I stick with it I would love it but I'm lazy...So *yawn* its noon so time to bed :P .

ERROR!

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blackbox owns fluxbox. Simplicity with style and good code (blackbox) will always own simplicity with overly-bloated code (fluxbox)...

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Clean Debian Install + Gnome2 w/Metacity = A Mac-looking PC that doesn't crash, and runs very snappy.

Clean Slackware install + FluxBox w/ PanthFlux Theme = a VERY Mac-looking that doesn't crash, and runs very snappy. :lol:

Light AND beutiful. Who whould have thought?

yea, that panthflux theme was made by a very cool guy, not only is he a stud, he's so cool.

<pimp>

http://freshmeat.net/projects/panthflux

</pimp>

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blackbox owns fluxbox. Simplicity with style and good code (blackbox) will always own simplicity with overly-bloated code (fluxbox)...

This coming from a guy who was claiming there are 100s of 0-days each year for the Linux kernel.....i'm curious to know...

Why is it bloated?

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it has too many features that aren't needed...

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like...?

like tabs...i dont use tabs, but i DO like the rest of the features.

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Apparently others share your view, as theres no tabs in the latest version

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yeah it sucks I want my tabs back. sure, there is still window grouping but it's not as efficient.

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Apparently others share your view, as theres no tabs in the latest version

wha!? in 0.9.8?! seriously dude?!? holy shit...lol, didn't see that :lol:

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TWM OWNZ ALL!!!! :lol::lol:

j/k....blackbox...there is no other in existence for me. :ninja:

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