[Scottish] FlameWar: Window managers

Gavin McCord scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Jan 30 23:37:01 2003

On Wed, 2003-01-29 at 10:54, Colin McKinnon wrote:
> 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?
> Colin  
As previously mentioned, Xfce. I use it along with mostly GNOME apps and
ROX (see my previous post) as file manager. I gave up on Nautilus a long
time ago.