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Small Window Managers : for those who do not run NASA machines

By Didou
Mar 16, 2004
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  1. Here's a nice selection of fast & efficient window managers in case KDE, Gnome & the likes run too slow.

    IceWM ( Nodsu's favourite )

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    FluxBox

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    PekWM

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    You can also mix them, for example use fluxbox with Gnome ( instead of the default MetaCity WM ).

    There are quite a few of those faster, more "subtle" WM, if you have any good ones, post them here.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You left out WindowMaker..

    Fedora Core 1 on my work machine:

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  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    I did not forget, I just want to leave the chance for a few others to participate.;)

    AfterStep

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  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    I guess I'm a sort of extremist here - either full KDE or no X at all :)

    I used to use Gnome + Enlightenment some years ago but changed to KDE (for personal reasons ;))
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    Well either KDE or Gnome were way too slow on my K6-2 450mhz. It wasn't a ram problem since that machine has 384mb & more then half of it was empty. I installed WindowMaker & IceWM & they're blazing fast on that machine.

    Most of the time it's in Runlevel 3 anyways, since it's only crunching seti but I sometimes use it for something & Gnome/KDE are so unresponsive on it, I sometimes just go back Runlevel to do the commands.:dead:

    I'm gonna play around with the other available WMs & see which I decide to keep.:)
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    BlackBoxWM

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    *Edit* BlackBox is no longer maintained. Some of the BlackBox programmers are now working on either FluxBox or Kahakai.
  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

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