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Fluxbox is a windowmanager for X that was based on the Blackbox 0.61.1 code. It is very light on resources and easy to handle but yet full of different features.
Size: 768 KB - Software License: MIT
IceWM is a window manager for the X Window System. The goal of IceWM is speed, simplicity, and not getting in the user's way.
Size: 900 KB - Software License: GPL/LGPL
Xfce is an easy-to-use and easy-to-configure desktop environment using the popular GTK+ toolkit.
Size: 28.1 MB - Software License: GPL/LGPL/BSD
Metacity is a window manager for GNOME. It uses GTK+ 2 for drawing window frames, meaning that it inherits colors, fonts, etc. from the GTK+ theme.
Size: 2.9 MB - Software License: GPL
GNOME is a popular desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like systems. It offers a complete desktop solution with software that has the same look & feel.
Size: Depends - Software License: GPL/LGPL
KDE is another popular desktop environment for Linux that seeks to fulfill the need for an easy to use desktop for UNIX workstations, similar to Mac and Windows.
Size: Depends - Software License: GPL and others
Window Maker is an X11 window manager that tries to reproduce the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface.
Size: 2.1 MB - Software License: GPL
AfterStep is a window Manager for Linux that was originally based on the look and feel of the NeXTStep interface.
Size: 5.8 MB - Software License: GPL
Sawfish is an extensible Linux window manager using a Lisp scripting language.
Size: 3.7 MB - Software License: GPL
Enlightenment E16 1.0.1
Enlightenment is a window manager for the X11 windowing system. Its design goal is to be as configurable as possible - in look AND in feel.
Size: 2.0 MB - Software License: BSD
FVWM is a powerful ICCCM-compliant multiple virtual desktop window manager for the X Window system.
Size: 1.4 MB - Software License: GPL
Fvwm95 is a window manager with Windows-95 look and feel. It is derived from the well known fvwm.
Size: 847 KB - Software License: GPL
Qvwm is a window manager for the X Window system which provides a user experience very close to Windows 95/98. It is small and extremely fast.
Size: 2.2 MB - Software License: GPL
Blackbox is that fast, light window manager you have been looking for without all those annoying library dependancies.
Size: 650 KB - Software License: MIT
LXP is a project that provides Linux/Unix users with a desktop that has a Microsoft WindowsXP "look & feel" that is nearly identical to the real thing.
Size: 19 KB - Software License: GPL
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