Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Posted Feb 3, 2006 10:01 UTC (Fri) by oblio
In reply to: Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
Parent article: Openbox: A lightweight window manager (Linux.com)
GDM, starting from the next version which will be released with Gnome 2.14, will be Gnome *free*. It will only depend on GTK2 (of course, if you use a binary distribution which decides that you do need the Gnome dependencies, you will still get them).
So GDM is the closest to a small, full-purpose display manager. Another could be Slim, and in another class, but could be used for the same purpose, is Qingy.
As for Openbox, it's XML config could be better, but you don't configure it every day... It's a wonderful little WM, for those who don't enjoy too much KDE or Gnome (like I do), and want something simple. In this category you have Xfwm4, E17, Flux/BlackBox, FVWM2, Oroborus, Golem, JWM, ... But every one of them has their advantages.
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