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Linux.com: Window Manager Review Part 3

Nov 10, 1999, 16:11 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Kuntz)

"While GNUstep is far from completion, WindowMaker is on stable version 0.61, and progressing. It is, according to the WindowMaker web site, http://www.windowmaker.org, "relatively fast, feature rich, and easy to configure and use." It's not the fastest window manager out there, but it's pretty fast, and it's not the smallest memory footprint either, but it's compact relative to it's feature list."

"WindowMaker comes with several built-in features useful to the newbie and geek alike. The WindowMaker dock allows you to "dock" applications you use frequently, and hide applications that are already running. The Clip allows you to move between multiple desktops with ease - up to 25 according to my reckoning, but YMMV. And the WindowMaker graphical configuration tool makes it a snap to set your preferences."

"WindowMaker is particularly useful, IMHO, for laptops, where resources are often limited. The number of dock apps available for WindowMaker make the Dock a viable "desktop on a budget" for those without the memory or processor power to comfortably run Gnome or KDE who still desire ease of launch, as it were."

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