[mythtv-users] Lightweight window manager recommendation

Ross Campbell ross.campbell at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 16:48:29 UTC 2004

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 10:58:34 -0500, Travis Osterman <tosterman at gmail.com> wrote:
> ... I was looking for a
> recommendation on a lightweight wm that would offer a slight increase
> in performance from KDE.
> I've seen blackbox and fvwm mentioned in the mythtv.org howto and
> would appreciate any more information whether one is preferrable or if
> there are other undocumented alternatives.  Thank you all for a
> wonderful project and community.

There are a *ton* of windowmanagers. They all work.

http://xwinman.org/ provides a good list of options.

Most Linux systems *should* already have twm and mwm on them. twm is
about as lightweight as you can get - it also has almost no
"functionality" other than launch an xterm and exit.

A few choices I would consider that provide a good balance between
lightweight and usability:
- icewm
- xfce
- fvwm with fvwm-themes (using "windows XP-like" theme)
- flwm

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