Which window manager?

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by Toad, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Toad

    Toad New Member

    I will be installing FreeBSD an old pc for my wife to use solely for word processing and possibly web surfing. It will be connected to my lan for printer sharing. It is 350Mh with 320Mb ram, and I'm looking for a small, fast window manager. The WM's only function will be to start and manage AbiWord and Firefox. Icons and eye candy aren't at all important.

    I'm thinking of Ratpoison, IceWM, BlackBox, or FluxBox. Any suggestions are appreciated.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    I think XFCE is quite nice.
  3. Toad

    Toad New Member

    Good idea. I've played with xfce4 a little bit. I'll just install it and won't have to spend time fooling with the others. Thanks.
  4. larwilliams

    larwilliams New Member

    I agree with Falko, I use KDE here on my 3.2Ghz multi-tasking desktop. For an older machine with limited task usage (Abiword, Firefox), XFCE is a good choice.
  5. briealeida

    briealeida New Member

  6. ebal

    ebal New Member

  7. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    Fluxbox would be quite small and fast....

    XFCE would be a lot more confortable but slower...

    The call is yours ;)
  8. falcunix

    falcunix New Member

    yup, xfce is very light
  9. negativerad

    negativerad New Member

    I love XFCE and Fluxbox, they are both really quick I would recommend trying them both out because they are both worthy.

    Good luck!
  10. sbovisjb1

    sbovisjb1 Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I seem to fluctuate between KDE and xfce.

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