Sunday, July 8, 2012

How many Desktop Environments & Window Managers do we need?

 a: 34

Desktop Environments (9):
AntiRight http://www.nongnu.org/antiright/
Equinox http://ede.sourceforge.net
Gnome http://www.gnome.org
KDE http://www.kde.org
LXDE http://lxde.sourceforge.net
MATE  http://mate-desktop.org
Razor-qt http://razor-qt.org
Rox http://rox.sourceforge.net
Xfce http://www.xfce.org


Window Managers (25):
AfterStep http://www.afterstep.org
AntiWM http://sourceforge.net/projects/antiwm/
Awesome http://awesome.naquadah.org
Bluetile http://www.bluetile.org
CLFSWM http://common-lisp.net/project/clfswm/
Compiz http://compiz.org
Dynamic Window Manager http://dwm.suckless.org/
echinus http://plhk.ru/echinus
Enlightenment http://www.enlightenment.org
evilwm http://www.6809.org.uk/evilwm/
FluxBox http://fluxbox.org
FVMW http://www.fvwm.org
i3 http://i3.zekjur.net/
IceWM http://www.icewm.org/
lwm http://www.jfc.org.uk/software/lwm.html
Metisse http://insitu.lri.fr/metisse/
Openbox http://openbox.org/wiki
PEK http://www.pekwm.org
Ratpoison http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/
Sawfish http://sawfish.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Scrotwm http://www.scrotwm.org/
Stumpwm http://www.nongnu.org/stumpwm/
WindowLab http://nickgravgaard.com/windowlab/
wmii https://code.google.com/p/wmii/
XMonad http://xmonad.org/

Did I miss any?

3 comments:

TuxSax said...

We only need ONE good DE and ONE good WM.
The problem is none of them is fully qualified for this, they all are "almost" there, so in lack of "perfection" every time raises a new dev with new ideas and tries his luck, then he gathers a few others and they start developing yet a new one.
If all the FOSS community would for once put aside ego and other bulls**t, we could all make two or three alternatives that are all as good, and they're all "friendly" to all distros and/or other DEs and WMs components, but this will never happen, so we'll keep seeing many disappear as well as new raise up.

Kenneth said...

Cinnamon?

TForsman said...

Unity
Trinity

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