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    Which window manager?

    I am currently constructing my own Linux Distro based on Debian, but I want to know what native window manager to use. I prefer KDE, but is it worth it to include GNOME, ICEWM, etc? What window managers do you people use? This distro is being made specifically for the home network I have, and will be used for multimedia purpose and web development.
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    It really hinges on what you're building it for. If it's just for your use, just include KDE since that's what you prefer. If you're planning on distributing it, include at least KDE and Gnome, and probably IceWM as well for the old guard guys who prefer the stripped-down WMs.

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    Does anyone out there use IceWM? I never really got time to use it properly, and I think the reason why I like KDE so much is that it was the first Window Manager I used, and I didn't know there was any other ones out there until I had been using it for about two months. Back in the days when I first started dabbing into linux...
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    My favorite is xfce4.

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    I have KDE as default (I love KDE) but I also run Enlightenement on a pretty regular basis just to scare the windows users

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    Hahaha, that's the way! I tried using TWM on an old system, and it does the job fairly well, although, you really need to know how to use a terminal!
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    Fluxbox - all you really need!

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    Everybody needs to post more screenshots! One of the fun things about screenshots is that you can see how other people have their WMs setup. I found most WMs too difficult to use (KDE...so pretty...so easy) but I'd *love* to see how folks have enlightenment / fluxbox / xfce setup for usability.

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    Sweetish!

    Damn, those look pretty cool.

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