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Re: [vox-tech] Window Managers
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Re: [vox-tech] Window Managers



Rod Roark wrote:
> I have a hosted server running Ubuntu 8.04 and would like to install
> a simple, lightweight window manager for use with VNC.  Mostly this
> is so I can conduct shared sessions for working with others.  Ideally
> it would be reasonably intuitive for those familiar with Windows,
> Gnome or KDE.
> 
> Problem is, there are too many choices!  aewm, blackbox, evilwm,
> flwm, fvwm, icewm, jwm, lwm, metacity, tinywm, twm, and more.
> 
> I tried twm and metacity so far.  twm is ugly.  metacity is nice but 
> doesn't do much by itself (e.g. no task bar or launcher), and adding
> gnome-panel or gnome-control-center brings in a whole bunch of stuff
> that I don't want or need.
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> Thanks....
> 
> Rod

icewm is very lightweight, as well as pretty Windows-user-intuitive.

Personally I prefer fluxbox for my lightweight WM needs, but it's 
probably less intuitive for a Windows user.

HTH,

DR
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