View Full Version : best window manager

12th August 2004, 11:36 PM
So, what one is the best, use the poll please.
I like fluxbox, its nice and light, runs great on slower computers and has some cool styles.
if you want, post screenshots too!
If your choice is not in the poll, just post it.

13th August 2004, 01:36 AM
i am a Gnome Man :D


13th August 2004, 04:10 AM
Do you think this is really beneficial, or even necessary?

This has been done to death, not only here, but everywhere Linux users gather. It comes down to a person's personal preference - and there's a lot of choices available. There is no absolute best one. And starting a discussion like this is practially an open invitation for bashing and flames.

13th August 2004, 06:38 AM
I love GNOME ! I can't wait for 2.8 version.
....but I use Fluxbox :p

13th August 2004, 07:27 AM
Damn it! Try to but I just can't resist polls like this. Gnome all the way. For the first two years of my Linux experence I used KDE and dappled with Gnome as well as others. With Fedora I've rediscovered Gnome. I'm now a committed Gnome man.

13th August 2004, 07:56 AM
Not sure just trying to figure out which KDE or Gnome

13th August 2004, 11:33 AM
Gnome, with Xfce in a close second place.

13th August 2004, 10:17 PM
This has already been done (http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=60) and I still prefer Gnome.

Technically, Gnome and KDE aren't window managers, they are complete environments.

14th August 2004, 07:13 AM
So how would you call that?

"I'm using GNOME complete environment."
It's kinda weird :)
Or is there any other name?

14th August 2004, 07:36 AM
It's been a long time, tried KDE in redhat 6.0, enlightenment, sawfish, mwm, etc...
I stuck with gnome and played around with enlightenment but stayed with gnome, since then...


Thomas Howard
15th August 2004, 10:08 PM
Gnome, for some reason, I just dont like KDE as much.

16th August 2004, 08:51 PM
fluxbox all the way..

16th August 2004, 08:53 PM
well windowmaker :)

16th August 2004, 08:56 PM
well windowmaker :)
Really? windowmaker... hardcore :p

16th August 2004, 09:08 PM
Really? windowmaker... hardcore :p
fvwm2 is hardcore ;) wmaker is neat and macish/nextstepish... oh and icewm seems nice (I use it on my background X session)...


16th August 2004, 09:14 PM
I remember I've used to like Sawfish once... especialy for it's LISP abilities... but now it has stagnated, but it is still very powerfull if you like to tweak, a little. I don't understand why GNOME dropped Sawfish for pity WM as Metacity is... well maybe that is why I am no longer GNOME user...

30th August 2004, 11:41 AM
Fluxbox, with revisions. I like to use the KDE shell (more flexible than xterm) and Konqueror (easier to see what documents/files I have in /home), but Fb runs blue blazes around everything else. Also sometimes use IceWM, but it's a bear to customize.

One of the things I really dig about Linux in general is, if you don't like the window manager your distro comes with, you can always use something else. Try doing that with Windows, heh-heh.

17th September 2004, 01:27 PM
gnome - using since redhat 7.2 :)

17th September 2004, 03:49 PM
Gnome biatch!

17th September 2004, 03:56 PM
i love gnome too :D

17th September 2004, 06:03 PM
I'm going to give fluxbox a try some day. But I'll stick with gnome for now. 2.8 looks awesome.

17th September 2004, 07:02 PM
I used to be a KDE fanatic, but Gnome is the wm for me.

17th September 2004, 07:21 PM
Well for me it was always Gnome, that was the most appealing. Oki fluxbox is cool, but needs hard word to customize, I guess. Also, I noticed, that maybe the Europeans prfer KDE and the Americans Gnome. And again, I guess, this is depending on the prefered distro...

17th September 2004, 07:29 PM
I like fluxbox and gnome. I'm really hook up fluxbox right now and different themes and low resources used on my slower servers.

19th September 2004, 12:03 AM
flubox is nice but too much time comsuming for me.....