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Linux.com: Window Manager Review Part 3

“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.”

Complete
Story