Before this gets into a flame war, let's just operate under the
assertion that the "best" window manager/desktop environment is
strictly a matter of personal preference.
So, having said that, what window manager do you use, and why? I
wouldn't trade the multitude of options availabe in Linux for
anything, but the choices can be overwhelming.
I've played with a lot of 'em, starting with fvwm, through window
maker, enlightenment 15 & 16, icewm, gnome, xfce, kde, blackbox...
I've been using Fluxbox for quite a while now.
I want something that is fairly minimal/lightweight, but with a hint
of eye candy and a functional "panel" or taskbar. Fluxbox just
about has this, but, I can't seem to figure out how to get a
gnome-like panel (unless I ran gnome, which would trump the
I've seen the E17 screenshots, and I'd like to run it, but it's not
a trivial install, plus it's still alpha code (though there's plenty
of anecdotal evidence that it's plenty stable... I'd still rather
wait for an "official" release).
Some interesting links, if you aren't already aware:
http://xwinman.org/ - basic overview of available WMs/DEs
http://www.lynucs.org/ - desktop screenshot archive
http://www.enlightenment.org/ - best of eye candy :)
Anyway, I was just hoping to start a "pub"-style conversation on
what people like/disklike in a window manager.
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