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The best window managers of 2000

http://www.tuxradar.com

A lot people read and enjoyed our previous article, "From the archives: the best distros of 2000", so we had a hunt around in the dark, damp cellar where old copies of Linux Format magazine live, and dug up another gem, this time from issue 2: a group test of the best window managers, complete with screenshots.

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Xfce Linux Desktop: Better Than KDE or GNOME?

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

A few years ago, Xfce had a reputation as a lightweight desktop that made few concessions to inexperienced users. However, the Xfce 4 series of releases have shown steady improvements in usability, and version 4.6 is no exception.

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Battle for the window manager

http://tmenguy.free.fr

The Linux community has come up with a bunch of new technologies to bring the UI eye candy on Linux to the next level…following the path of a well established player : Apple with its 8 years old compositing window manager Quartz.

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Eight Reasons for Trying Alternative Window Managers

http://lightlinux.blogspot.com

In this funny posting, the author gives eight reasons for leaving GNOME in favor of a lightweight window manager.

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Enable Metacity Compositing in GNOME 2.22

http://tombuntu.com

In GNOME 2.22, included in Ubuntu 8.04, the default Metacity window manager has compositing built in. This means that you can get your eye candy effects without switching window managers!

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Flipping the Linux switch: Desktop environments vs. window managers

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Picture this: It's late at night. You've restarted your computer. The optical drive is whirring contentedly, but you have butterflies in your stomach. Tonight is the night you install Linux for the first time.

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Metacity beats compiz-fusion :P

http://dagus.org

Yes! guys and gals, our beloved window manager is kicking ass in composite land. There’s a new branch on metacity subversion were developers are working on composite features for metacity. So far we have, transparency, shadow and ALT+tab Godness, and now that I’m running a composite WM i can use the nice MAC OS X like dock bar, AWN. All this without the lag (and CPU masacre) introduced in compiz-fusion when scrolling applications.

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SolutionBase: Get familiar with alternative Linux desktops

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Desktop customization in Linux is very flexible; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone. Jack Wallen covers some of your Linux desktop options.

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How to install Looking Glass on Debian Etch

http://www.go2linux.org

This is a pretty simple guide to installing Looking Glass, a 3D window manager alternative to Compiz Fusion, for Debian Linux.

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Desktops and Windows Managers - Part 2 - XFCE

http://www.raiden.net

XFCE is a light weight desktop environment designed to give you all the benefits of a full graphical desktop experience without all the extras.

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