CRF currently has a number of window managers available for use on CRF-supported Solaris and Linux systems.
- Twm - Tab Window Manager for the X Window System
The first window manager. Very basic and not recommended for beginners.See man twm for more information.
- Olwm - OPEN LOOK window manager for OpenWindows
The basic window manager available with Solaris. See man olwm for more information.
- Dtwm - The CDE Window Manager
The Solaris Common Desktop Environment window manager. Has a wide range of graphical tools designed for beginners.
- Fvwm2/Fvwm - F(?) Virtual Window Manager (version 2.xx) for X11
The Fvwm window manager is a derivative of twm with support for virtual desktops and extensive customization. See man fvwm2 for more information.
- Fvwm95 - F(?) Virtual Window Manager for X11 with Win95 look
The Fvwm95 window manager is a derivative of fvwm with support for virtual desktops, extensive customization, and a Win95 look and feel.
- Afterstep - X11 Window Manager
The Afterstep window manager has a NextSTEP look and feel. It is graphically rich and good for beginners. It does look nice under 8 bit color. See man afterstep for more information.
- Window Maker - X11 Window Manager with a NextSTEP look
The Window Maker window manager has a NextSTEP look. It is graphically rich and good for beginners. It does look nice under 8 bit color. See man wmaker for more information.
/usr/local/X11/bin/wmaker (on Solaris 7)
/opt/CUCSWindowMaker/bin/wmaker (on Solaris 8 but optional)
- Sawfish - Lisp Extensible X11 Window Manager
The Sawfish (formerly Sawmill) window manager is completely extensible by Lisp. It is graphically rich and good for beginners with easy customization tools. It does look nice under 8 bit color. It is designed to run with Gnome.
/opt/gnome/bin/sawfish (on Solaris 8 - not recommended approach, see Gnome)
Last modified: Sat Jan 27 16:33:42 EST 2001