NewsForge: Four Alternative Linux Window Managers
Aug 01, 2004, 19:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)
"KDE and GNOME combine window managers with suites of
applications to create comprehensive work environments. As complete
as they are, it's easy to forget that there are other graphical
ways to work on a Linux desktop. Sometimes a lighter-weight window
manager is in order, such as for laptop usage, children's use, or
quick startup applications. Here are four 'alternative' window
managers that are mature, fast, and functional.
"My favorite four "alternative" Linux window managers
- "AfterStep--A NeXTStep clone with a nice mix of features
- "Enlightenment--A futuristic metallic look-and-feel
- "IceWM--A minimalist list-based window manager. These people
really live what they preach--just look at the Web site.
- "FVWM--A good balance of speed and features (my