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Re: Confused state of my system

On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 12:26:38PM -0400, Haines Brown wrote:
> But I'd like to recall the question. I've heard that people have run X
> without any desktop manager (no gnome, KDE, ximian, etc.) and relied
> instead on a window manager and creating panels on which some useful
> applets are placed, such as a desktop switcher, window list, clock,
> etc.
> I'm migrating from RH8.0 to Debian stable, and so wonder about the
> potential for doing this under Debian. Is a desktop manager really
> necessary? Can one build a panel without it and run a window manager?
> If so, what are the preferred applications?

Try windowmaker (wmaker). It has a nice GUI and it works a _lot_ faster
dan KDE and Gnome. You can add every application to the dock and you
have several dockapps that can do nifty things. Try wmmon, pclock,


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