[Techtalk] Window Managers ... again
cmartin at rateintegration.com
Wed Aug 28 12:26:38 EST 2002
On Wed, 28 Aug 2002 15:02 +0200
BUNTER MATTHEW <Matthew.Bunter at renaultvi.com> wrote:
> --- Reçu de VITEUR.BUNTERMA 04 72 96 57 77 28/08/02
> I'm trying to find a Window Manager for my laptop that :
> a) isn't too resource hungry (2.5M graphics card, P500 with 128M RAM).
> b) is for the users who don't like to use the mouse much. I would like
> to keep my hands on the keyboard as much as possible.
> and finally
> c) is fairly 'pretty'. I read a lot of pdfs and have found minimalist
> window managers don't display images and diagrams very well.
I second Dan's recommendation of IceWM. http://www.icewm.org It's the
one I mostly use. Pick up Vadim Kholov's configuration tools
and, more importantly IcePref. See the utilities page off of the main
IceWM page for those. You'll probably need to do an rpmfind search (or
apt-get for Debian) for IcePref.
Other ones worth looking at are aewm:
and Efsane II: http://efsane.sitebest.com/maineng.php
I have tried all of the above, and they are lightweight enough to run on
a 75MHz 486 with 16MB of RAM :)
All the best,
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