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Linux.com: Choosing a window managerSep 27, 1999, 23:58 (25 Talkback[s])
"Which window manager is the best? Which one is fastest? Which one is prettiest? Those questions are sure to start religious wars if asked on irc, and probably rank up there with "which distribution is best" as a cause of flame wars..."
"First off, let's tackle the speed issue. Any window manager will be faster if it is not used in conjunction with KDE or GNOME. This isn't meant as a flame towards either GNOME or KDE, it's just a fact. Both of these projects are much more than just a window manager - they are an environment. They offer drag 'n' drop capabilities, an integrated application set, the ability to set desktop icons to launch programs, and many other functions that would take several separate articles to detail. So yes, they are going to be slower than just a window manager, but not terribly slower on a fairly recent system, and you get a lot of features in exchange."
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