JWM Window Manager

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Article from Issue 57/2005
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JWM is a window manager for Linux users who demand an efficient GUI and are not afraid to fire up an editor to get it. If this sounds like the kind of tool you are looking for, read on to discover more about JWM.

If you install a major Linux distribu tion, you will probably get the KDE or GNOME desktop. But neither of the big guns is renowned for a frugal use of CPU and memory resources. If your system is short on power, you may be looking for an alternative. One of your options is JWM (Joe’s Window Manager) [1] . JWM (Figure 1) got its name from its developer, Joe Wingbermuehle. Joe made sure JWM does not rely on countless libraries, restricting dependencies to the X Window system only.

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