[Scottish] FlameWar: Window managers

Colin McKinnon scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Jan 29 10:57:00 2003

Guess who got root-kitted last week.

In my defence it was only a 1 month old vulnerability in a service which 
is normally firewalled (mod_ssl) on my home PC and I did know about it 
within 4 hours. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I decided to try out 
RH8.0. I'm not very impressed. Previously my box (266MHz K6 / 128Mb) was 
running RH 7 with a Ximian Gnome desktop and all was stable, and 
reasonably perky. Now I can only use the Gnome desktop if I log in as 
root (and go make a coffee while it's starting). Even then, it falls 
over after about 30 minutes of use.

Until I get a new job I ain't going to be upgrading my hardware, so I'm 
thinking I might just put on a different Window manager (mwm works - but 
its just so ugly - and I need a launcher and file manager). Any 
recommendations for something thats easy on the eyes and the hardware?