Ultra-minimal Linux Desktops Roundup
May 11, 2010, 16:17 (4 Talkback[s])
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"To finish off my window managers series, here's a quick roundup
of some seriously ultra-minimal window managers.
"Of the three, fvwm looks most like a 'normal' window manager.
It's pretty basic, though. When you start it up for the first tine,
there's no desktop decoration at all. No menu bar, no docking bay;
the only thing you can do is to click on the desktop, which fires
up a basic menu.
"However, one of the options on the menu allows you to create
your own configuration file. The form (which isn't wildly
user-friendly) allows you to set up modules which will provide some
desktop furniture (a pager and icon manager, for example).
Graphically, though, the modules are pretty horrible – I'd
rather just stick with no desktop furniture at all and just use the