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LinuxToday.com.au: Window Maker - the Third Horse?

Jun 24, 2000, 20:19 (2 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Niki Scevak for this link. ]

"...I thought to have a quick look at the other window managers which I could easily install under Red Hat, my base distribution. ...one window manager stood out for me, mainly because of it's simple yet powerful design, and the ease of customisability, which I found particularly appealing. That window manager was in fact Window Maker 0.62.1."

"Window Maker aims to emulate the look and feel of the NeXTSTEP graphical user interface, and is closely associated with the GNUstep project. The GNUstep project is an "attempt to provide an Object-Oriented application development framework and tool set for use on a wide variety of computer platforms", and more information can be found on their website. Window Maker has an elegant look and feel, which combines simplicity with functionality and customisability."

"Configuration for Window Maker was incredibly easy... Another advantage to the Window Maker environment is it's use of memory and disk space. You will find that GNOME and KDE can each take up a total of more than 15 megabytes of memory... Window Maker... takes up typically less than 4 megabytes."

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