[Scottish] FlameWar: Window managers

scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Jan 29 11:10:01 2003

> 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?

I currently use Fluxbox and am very happy with it - I originally used it 
because it was fast on my P200, but I still use it on my Athlon 1900+ since I 
like it. It supports multiple desktops, tabbed Windows (I think this is 
great). When you right click on the desktop you get a application menu. It 
doesn't come with its own file manager, but I used to use Rox with it (nice 
and fast).

I have also had good results with Xfce which looks a bit like CDE has a 
launcher and filemanager, plus other goodies.

Another good, fast desktop environment is IceWM which is a bit closer to Gnome 
if that is what you are used to.

If you are feeling hardcore then there is always EvilWM and Ratpoison.