I think I found my next favorite Window Manager for Linux...
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:07am

Back in the day (~10 years+ ago) I really liked pwm. Work and life happened since then and I've been stuck using Windows until about a year ago for most of my computer usage (work, home has been remained Ubuntu since my Debian switch in the late 2000s).

Ubuntu has used Unity for a long time and I've always hated it so today I decided to look up some X window manager that is similar to what PWM or CDE were. In my search, I stumbled across the i3 window manager.

Wow. I really like it so far. I like all the keyboard shortcuts and how familiar it is to use. It's somewhat complicated so as of now I've been keeping keyboard reference window up. Hopefully by tomorrow or so I won't need the reference guide up anymore.

Anyway... just wanted to post that I'm finally (at the moment at least) happy to have found a Linux GUI that I don't hate for the first time in 10 years. :)

    • That's great!Puckdropper, Wed Sep 26 2:04am
      I really liked the way Raspbian's window manager worked, the whole thing felt intuitive and easy to use. My Pi is being used headless right now, so I don't really need a window manager.
      • Yeah I didn't mind the Pi's either. Erik, Thu Sep 27 1:35am
        Simple and got the job done. I also run mine headless as well when I've used it in projects. I would just ssh into it to do whatever I needed. I also seem to remember disabling the window manager... more
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