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    WindowMaker

    Damn, WindowMaker is one fine GUI! Clean, simple, elegant and easy to work with! Let's me run a mix a GUI progies that I like, and a bunch of Xterms while still looking good.

    This opinion subject to change without warning... ;D

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    I've been a fan of WindowMaker for a while myself. It's simple, clean, easy, and resembles NextStep! What more could you want?!

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    I was a fan for a while. These days I prefer XFCE4 or IceWM. Given the sheer number of window managers out there though Windowmaker is still probably one of the better ones. The one cool thing about WM that I always liked was the dockapps . . . especially the xmms dockapp and the sticky note dockapp. Always made me wish I had a bigger monitor.

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    Windowmaker can look rather nice, but at the moment i'm rather fond of blackbox and i'm gonna try enlightenment some time later tonight, after my building the latest pre-release from CVS b0rked somehow.

    I'm also a fan of the WM dockapps, rather nifty.

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    I wonder how long this will last.

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    Re:WindowMaker

    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=6;threadid=7778;start=0#msg71065 date=1064173772]
    I wonder how long this will last.
    [/quote]

    I'm betting not long at all. He'll be back to IceWM or KDE 4 when it comes out, or <insert new minimalist WM/DE here>.

    At least we can say one thing, he is the most experimental person out there. I'm certain that he has used more WM/DE's than just about anyone else I've seen. I toast you, cga, for your adventerous spirit!

    Cheers

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    Can't hurt to sample a range of WMs though.

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    Re:WindowMaker

    [quote author=stryder144 link=board=6;threadid=7778;start=0#msg71066 date=1064174415]
    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=6;threadid=7778;start=0#msg71065 date=1064173772]
    I wonder how long this will last.
    [/quote]

    I'm betting not long at all. He'll be back to IceWM or KDE 4 when it comes out, or <insert new minimalist WM/DE here>.

    At least we can say one thing, he is the most experimental person out there. I'm certain that he has used more WM/DE's than just about anyone else I've seen. I toast you, cga, for your adventerous spirit!

    Cheers
    [/quote]

    Thanks! I do enjoy experimenting with UIs. I have been working up some notes about my adventures with Linux GUIs, and will probably have a post, or even a PET, sometime down the road.

    As I've said before, my thing about DEs is that I just don't really work that way, and I find KDE to just be too much for me to handle. Nothing in the world really wrong with it, it just gets in my way too much. I can't really comment about Gnome, as it seems to much improved over the 1.x versions I tried in the past and loathed. I like IceWM and FVWM. I do not like Enlightenment or the *boxes.

    What I really like about WindowMaker is that it is clean and elegant and very powerful while being simple and not in the way.

    We'll see what happens. My bet is that I will not be messing with DEs anymore- I just don't want that. I'll settle on one of IceWM, FVWM or WindowMaker. For a while... ;D

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