clueless GNOME bashing (was Re: [rescue] Mozilla Firefox)

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at
Wed Apr 28 08:53:13 CDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 03:45:50AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Apr 28, 2004, at 3:37 AM, Torquil MacCorkle, III wrote:
> >>Long live WindowMaker, BlackBox, and fvwm2, with Xaw3d underneath.
> >
> >I used to use Windowmaker 4-5 years ago, then blackbox and IceWM (a bit
> >windows-ish with the pull up menu in the lower left hand corner) for a 
> >few
> >years, but it is a hair *too* lightweight, if that is possible, 
> >recently I
> >tried fvwm2 and really like it.
>   Fvwm has been around for _ages_.  It's quite nice, and for a long 
> time it was the lightest-weight window manager around, second possibly 
> only to twm, or possibly "wm" under X10 (if anybody else remembers 
> that).
>   Fvwm kicks ass.

Sorry man.  Maybe it is just my old linux experience talking, but I
can't stand fvwm.  I'd take twm before fvwm.

I used to use one called aewm.  Not positive, but that one may be
lighter weight still than fvwm or twm.  It ran nicely on IPXs and SS5s
(and SS5s in IPX boxes).

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