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Xfce’s Approach

I am more than a little late in linking to this, but it is worth archiving. Nick Shermer’s interview tells you a lot about the team’s approach towards Xfce. I think that is how it hits the right balance.

I Love i3

I wanted to give i3 an honest try, I did and I love it. The big difference between i3 and xmonad is absence of layout algorithms in i3. You manually arrange the windows. [Continue]

Xfce 4.10 Now Available

It has some great changes – better application finder, tiling support and better window layout for Thunar. Give it a try. You will love it because it sits pretty, lets you do what you want to do by staying out of the limelight, lets you customize anything and everything, and does not hog your resources. [Continue]

Trying Out i3

I have been using xmonad for almost three years. The dynamic window layout management helped me to not think about positioning the windows. However, this is the same reason why I am trying out i3 as a trial. [Continue]

Why Don’t Gnome Shell/Unity Become Tiling Window Managers?

I have given Gnome Shell and Unity a try. I didn’t mind them but something kept holding me back from using them in a productive manner. Both Gnome Shell and Unity want to maximize the working area by reducing the homepage clutter (no pun intended) by: removing desktop launchers, replacing them with a launcher overlay supporting maximized applications better, through default maximized modes, removal of minimize button and global menus separating the task management from the desktop by delegating it to the dock/launcher being minimalistic on the desktop I think they ought to do one more thing to really achieve their aim – become tiling window managers. [Continue]

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