Different OS's? Marketshare
chris at monochrome.org
Thu Feb 24 03:50:56 GMT 2005
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> [...] I keep wondering if [...] I should just continue with FreeBSD
> and install X on the machine (and KDE, probably, since it seems to be
> popular, although I welcome suggestions).
> Which window manager is the closest to classic UNIX window managers
> (as opposed to wannabe Windows products)?
It's not clear what you mean by "classic UNIX window managers" - maybe
CDE or Motif? In any case I've never used them and can't answer that
As for the former... I installed KDE on my 4.10 machine a while ago just
to have a look-see, and it seemed *very* Windows-y to me. "Start" menu,
integrated file/web browser, etc. I don't care for it, and didn't bother
reinstalling it after going to 5.3. If you don't want a "wannabe Windows
product", I think you might not like KDE. Plus, the KDE meta-port takes
MANY hours to install from ports - at least on my now-modest hardware
and mid-speed DSL line.
Before and after KDE, I've been using fvwm2 - it's a relatively plain
but very configurable window manager, though I suppose you could make it
as fancy as you wanted.
For a rundown of various WMs, see http://www.plig.org/xwinman/
Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
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