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Date:      Fri, 05 Aug 2011 09:53:26 -1000
From:      Al Plant <noc@hdk5.net>
To:        Christian Barthel <bc@nyx.user-mode.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alternative windowmanagers
Message-ID:  <4E3C4A36.3030403@hdk5.net>
In-Reply-To: <20110805191214.GA19848@kar.user-mode.org>
References:  <20110805191214.GA19848@kar.user-mode.org>

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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? 
> 
> 
###########

Aloha...

I have used xfce3 since it came out years ago and it is sparce and fast 
with nothing unnecessary that you cant kill off.

Very functional and no clutter or eye candy.

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