Alternative windowmanagers

Chad Perrin perrin at
Sat Aug 6 14:44:04 UTC 2011

On Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 09:20:08PM -0600, Dmitri Brengauz wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Chad Perrin <perrin at> wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 07:08:25PM -0400, Rod Person wrote:
> > >
> > > If you like Fluxbox you might want to try OpenBox.
> >
> > Nah.  Stick with Fluxbox.
> Sorry, but why?  I went with OpenBox, because it seemed like it was under
> current development, and Fluxbox is stagnant, otherwise, I didn't see much
> difference.  But I do find it curious that so many on this thread are
> recommending Fluxbox, and almost no one OpenBox.  What would be the reason?

Fluxbox supports window tabbing.  Last I checked, OpenBox did not.  In
fact, amongst the 'box window managers, window tabbing is pretty much the
killer feature.

That, and it has a better license than OpenBox.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
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