Alternative windowmanagers

Christian Barthel bc at
Sat Aug 6 16:11:37 UTC 2011

On Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 09:12:14PM +0200, Christian Barthel wrote:
> Hello, 
> I read on slashdot that Linus Torvalds moved from Gnome 2.3x to Xfce. It
> seems that he isn't thrilled by xfce, but it's far better than Gnome3. 
> As a Gnome 2.3x user too, I am also a bit nervouse. Gnome 3 is a big
> mistake. And there are also rumors that Gnome will be Linux only. Maybe,
> we will never see Gnome3 under FreeBSD, but this is not a tragedy :)
> I am not very interested in eyecandy: I want a stable and fast wm (less
> memory and cpu, quick access to important places), different workspaces,
> and it should be configurable with ordinary files. Of course, It must
> run under FreeBSD. 
> I sniffed into AfterStep, fvwm2 and fluxbox (I don't want to use KDE). I
> think, fluxbox is a nice wm and for my future, it will be the default wm
> for me. It's also very fast and easy to configure. 
> Are there any other window manager worth looking? 
> What is your window manager? 

So far, thank's for your hints. It's very interesting to read the
different opinions... (this is still one of the great things about
FreeBSD: a great community)

I think AfterStep isn't intersting anymore, actually - I really like afterstep

Most users recommend fluxbox or a very slight, tiling window manager,

In the next few days, I will try OpenBOX and xmonad. Then, I have tested
enough wms ... 

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