Jump to content



Photo

i3 Windows Manager


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Walid W.

Walid W.

    https://nabz0r.info

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 19-July 08
  • Location: Lost somewhere in Sweden
  • OS: Ubuntu, Debian, Backtrack 5r, Windows 7 & XP
  • Phone: HTC One, iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4s

Posted 20 October 2013 - 20:10

Hi guys,

 

I cam across this i3 and after testing it in my VM for a few hours, I am already in love with it and I want to go live with it in my main computer. I am not a pro Linux user, I've started using it few months ago and as everyone else, I've started with Ubuntu but this time I wanted to clean install my computers with Debian with i3 as my windows manager, do you recommend me to do so, or if there are any other light windows manager, I'd appreciate your inputs guys. Thanks!

 

Edit: Is there another windows manager called Alfa or Alpha? I goolged it but didn't find anything yet




#2 +Frank B.

Frank B.

    Member N° 1,302

  • Tech Issues Solved: 9
  • Joined: 18-September 01
  • Location: Frankfurt, DE
  • OS: OS X 10.9.3
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z2

Posted 20 October 2013 - 21:02

There's a ton of X window managers - see for example the list on Wikipedia, or xwinman.org.

 

I haven't heard of a WM called 'alpha'. However another tiling WM in the style of i3 is awesome. (Yes, that really is its name.) Maybe that's what you were looking for?



#3 Mindovermaster

Mindovermaster

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 9
  • Joined: 25-January 07
  • Location: /USA/Wisconsin/
  • OS: Mint Debian LMDE
  • Phone: HTC ONE V

Posted 20 October 2013 - 23:01

Here's a better guide: http://askubuntu.com...s-are-available



#4 OP Walid W.

Walid W.

    https://nabz0r.info

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 19-July 08
  • Location: Lost somewhere in Sweden
  • OS: Ubuntu, Debian, Backtrack 5r, Windows 7 & XP
  • Phone: HTC One, iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4s

Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:38

Thank you guys. 

 

I am installing Awesome WM now and I'll test a bit. 



#5 Dan Williamson

Dan Williamson

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 24-March 06
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • OS: Debian

Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:59

Awesome seemed to take me a bit longer to get comfortable with than i3 but I do think it's better on the whole.