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abandoned [ 1 ] was https://web.archive.org/web/20190313003108/http://wmii.suckless.org/ [ 2 ] the author died: https://web.archive.org/web/20140208043925/http://www.lmt.uni-saarland.de/de/aktuelles/grelich.html
https://code.google.com/archive/p/wmii/

A window manager

Forked into i3m, which has since become its own independent project.



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https://tuomov.iki.fi/software/ [ 1 ] was http://modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~tuomov/ion/

A keyboard-oriented window manager.

Clunky in places, and some things were non-obvious and needed some reading.

My hands hurt after using it for a little while, because the default hotkeys are Wrong. Heck, the defaults aren't just "not for me", the defaults are bad. Because of poor documentation, it's too much work for me to figure out how to customize it the way I want.

  • Abandoned - No longer under development, forked into notion

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Software > Window managers >

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https://www.gnome.org/

One of the more popular window managers.

I tried it a long time ago. Tested very briefly. Strongly dislike because of speed issues. Didn't test for long enough to learn about the style of applications etc. I've developed a bias against Gnome in preference for KDE for reasons I can't articulate. Gnome is kinda pretty, but KDE keeps my attention.

  • Gnome 2 was forked and continued by a new team as MATE.

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