"These alternatives to KDE and GNOME prove that the Linux
desktop arena is anything but small."
"In the first part of this series, I took a look at lightweight
Linux desktops such as CDE, FVWM, AfterStep, WindowMaker, and XFce.
In this part, I focus on desktops that are either compact or
programmable. The two articles cover a lot of ground, but by no
means do they give an exhaustive coverage of all the desktop
environments available, although most of the remaining environments
have a limited audience."
"The compact offerings are LWM, created by Elliott Hughes; CTWM,
by Claude Lecommandeur; and IceWM, by Marko Macek. The programmable
options comprise a pair of Lisp environments in the form of Scwm
and Sawmill, as well as TkDesk in the Tcl/Tk environment. Most
desktop managers are programmable to some extent, but Lisp and
Tcl/Tk bring a bit more generality to the table. Also, the
programmable support of these desktops is often available
separately both within and without the environment. For example,
Tcl is a standalone package that TkDesk uses, and Sawmill's librep
is a Lisp scripting environment."
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