Window Managers

Compiz 0.9.5

Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics acceleration via OpenGL.

developer: Compiz Team
version: 0.9.5
license: GPL
updated: 2011-07-14
downloads: 34524
wbar 1.3.3

wbar is a quick launch bar recommended for fluxbox or Window Maker.

developer: Rodolfo Granata
version: 1.3.3
license: GPL
updated: 2007-10-01
downloads: 12683
X.Org 7.6

The X.Org Foundation provides an open source implementation of the X Window System.

developer: Foundation
version: 7.6
license: MIT
updated: 2010-12-21
downloads: 12432
Xfce 4.8.3

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for various *NIX systems.

developer: Olivier Fourdan
version: 4.8.3
license: GPL
updated: 2011-09-14
downloads: 7260
Firebox WM 0.5.0

Firebox WM manages your windows.

developer: Cyrille Bagard
version: 0.5.0
license: GPL
updated: 2008-01-24
downloads: 6172
XPde 0.5.1

XPde is a Windows XP-like desktop environment for Linux.

developer: José León Serna
version: 0.5.1
license: GPL
updated: 2005-04-22
downloads: 5059
gnome-desktop 3.2.1 / 3.3.4

gnome-desktop package contains the libgnome-desktop library.

developer: The Gnome Project
version: 3.2.1 / 3.3.4
license: GPL
updated: 2012-01-18
downloads: 4359
awesome 3.4.11

awesome is a tiling window manager initialy based on a dwm code rewriting.

developer: Julien Danjou
version: 3.4.11
license: GPL
updated: 2011-11-24
downloads: 3930
GEX 0.7.1

GEX is just another desktop environment.

developer: Andreas Busching
version: 0.7.1
license: GPL
updated: 2007-11-12
downloads: 3759
Metacity 2.34.1

Metacity is a lightweight window manager written by Havoc Pennington from Red Hat.

developer: Metacity team
version: 2.34.1
license: LGPL
updated: 2011-07-06
downloads: 3686
Clementine 0.0.7

Clementine is a window manager for X, based on aewm.

developer: Dave Berton
version: 0.0.7
license: GPL
updated: 2010-02-22
downloads: 3669
Enlightenment 1.0.10

A window manager for UNIX systems.

version: 1.0.10
license: GPL
updated: 2011-10-10
downloads: 3595
Window Maker 0.92.0

Window Maker is a X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for...

developer: Window Maker Team
version: 0.92.0
license: GPL
updated: 2005-07-05
downloads: 3154
awm 0.0.7

awm is a dynamic window manager for X.

developer: AlpT
version: 0.0.7
license: GPL
updated: 2007-10-16
downloads: 3070
BlackBox 0.70.1

Blackbox is that fast, light window manager you have been looking for without all those annoying...

developer: Bradley T. Hughes
version: 0.70.1
license: GPL
updated: 2005-11-03
downloads: 3067

LXDE is a lightweight X11 desktop environment.

developer: Jim Huang and PCMan
license: GPL
updated: 2008-04-21
downloads: 2793
Openbox 3.5.0

Openbox is a standards compliant, fast, light-weight, extensible window manager.

developer: Mikael Magnusson
version: 3.5.0
license: GPL
updated: 2011-08-02
downloads: 2613
gnome-session 3.2.1 / 3.3.2

gnome-session package includes the GNOME session manager ands everal other session management...

developer: Tom Tromey & Felix Bellaby
version: 3.2.1 / 3.3.2
license: GPL
updated: 2011-11-29
downloads: 2362
Etoile 0.4.0

Etoile intends to be an innovative GNUstep based user environment.

developer: Etoile Developers
version: 0.4.0
license: GPL
updated: 2008-11-20
downloads: 2335
IceWM 1.2.37 / 1.3.2

IceWM is a window manager for the X11 Window System.

developer: Marko Maèek
version: 1.2.37 / 1.3.2
license: GPL
updated: 2009-01-26
downloads: 2170
FVWM 2.6.3 / 2.7.0

A multiple large virtual desktop window manager originally derived from twm.

developer: FVWM Team
version: 2.6.3 / 2.7.0
license: GPL
updated: 2011-10-03
downloads: 2014
Ion 3-20090110

A tiling (no overlapping windows) window manager that also has PWM-style tabbed frames which...

developer: Tuomo Valkonen
version: 3-20090110
license: LGPL
updated: 2009-01-10
downloads: 1984
Equinox Desktop Environment 1.2 / 2.0 Beta

Equinox Desktop Environment is small desktop environment, built to be simple, to have familiar...

developer: Equinox Desktop Environment Team
version: 1.2 / 2.0 Beta
license: GPL
updated: 2009-10-09
downloads: 1630
metisse 0.4.0 RC4

An experimental 3D X desktop

developer: Olivier Chapuis
version: 0.4.0 RC4
license: GPL
updated: 2007-02-17
downloads: 1598
AfterStep 2.2.11

A window manager for the Unix X Window System

developer: AfterStep Team
version: 2.2.11
license: GPL
updated: 2011-01-24
downloads: 1543
Zope Weather applet 1.51

Zope Weather applet allows people to display weather information for a particular location...

developer: Jerome Alet
version: 1.51
license: GPL
updated: 2005-09-28
downloads: 1541
KDEmod 3.5.x + 4.x

KDEmod is a modular and tweaked version of the K Desktop Environment that has been optimized...

developer: Jan Mette and Johannes Schriewer
version: 3.5.x + 4.x
license: GPL
updated: 2009-01-16
downloads: 1535
GNOME SlackBuild 2.22.1

GNOME SlackBuild is a complete GNOME Desktop Environment for Slackware Linux 12.1.

developer: GSB Team
version: 2.22.1
license: GPL
updated: 2008-05-13
downloads: 1489
Sawfish 1.8.2 / 1.8.90

Sawfish is an extensible window manager using a Lisp-based scripting language

developer: John Harper
version: 1.8.2 / 1.8.90
license: GPL
updated: 2011-09-19
downloads: 1438
Athene Desktop Edition 4.1

Athene Desktop Edition is a desktop system for Linux that doesn't require X11.

developer: Rocklyte Systems
version: 4.1
license: Free for non-commerc...
updated: 2005-04-22
downloads: 1435
GNUstep 1.16.1

GNUstep is a cross-platform, object-oriented framework for desktop application development.

developer: GNUstep Team
version: 1.16.1
license: LGPL
updated: 2008-06-18
downloads: 1339
Pekwm 0.1.13

A Linux window manager.

developer: Claes Nästén
version: 0.1.13
license: GPL
updated: 2011-08-07
downloads: 1233
Ratpoison 1.4.5

Ratpoison is a simple Window Manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no...

developer: Shawn Betts
version: 1.4.5
license: GPL
updated: 2009-07-15
downloads: 1176
Linux Multimedia System 0.1.2

LMMS is a window manager written in Python/Pygame.

developer: M. Franke
version: 0.1.2
license: GPL
updated: 2005-11-16
downloads: 1166
cwm 3

cwm (calmwm) is a window manager for X11 that was initially inspired by evilwm.

developer: Marius Aamodt Eriksen
version: 3
license: BSD License
updated: 2005-08-29
downloads: 1122
Felidae 0.1.0

Felidae ist a collection of modules for Fvwm, written in Perl.

developer: Florian Diesch
version: 0.1.0
license: GPL
updated: 2008-05-15
downloads: 1108
XFast 0.9

XFast's goal is to have a slim and fast graphical environment that contains both within the...

developer: Oxygenic
version: 0.9
license: GPL
updated: 2008-08-18
downloads: 1100
WMII 2 11

A dynamic window manager for X11

developer: Anselm R. Garbe
version: 2 11
license: GPL
updated: 2009-11-27
downloads: 1083
Matchbox 1.0

Matchbox provides a lightweight, flexible base user environment for X11 applications on non-desktop...

developer: Matthew Allum
version: 1.0
license: GPL
updated: 2006-03-13
downloads: 1036
dvtm 0.7

A dynamic virtual terminal manager.

developer: Marc Andre Tanner
version: 0.7
license: MIT
updated: 2011-09-07
downloads: 997
FramebufferUI 0.11.2

FBUI is a small, fast in-kernel GUI windowing system for Linux.

developer: Zachary Smith
version: 0.11.2
license: GPL
updated: 2009-09-21
downloads: 993
bashrun 0.16.1

Application launcher for X11 using bash

developer: Henning Bekel
version: 0.16.1
license: GPL
updated: 2010-12-07
downloads: 971
Wmconfig 1.3.5

A free tool for creating menu entries for various X window managers.

developer: Tommy Scheunemann
version: 1.3.5
license: GPL
updated: 2011-05-23
downloads: 962
xmonad 0.8

xmonad is a tiling window manager for X.

developer: Don Stewart
version: 0.8
license: GPL
updated: 2008-09-08
downloads: 951
echinus 0.4.9

echinus is a lightweight window manager for X based on dwm's source code.

developer: Alexander Polakov
version: 0.4.9
license: MIT
updated: 2011-10-18
downloads: 942
Fvwm95 2.0.43e

Fvwm95 is a hack based on fvwm2.

developer: Fvwm95 Team
version: 2.0.43e
license: GPL
updated: 2005-08-13
downloads: 942
dwm-gtx 5.2.1

dynamic window manager, Gottox' branch!

developer: Enno Boland
version: 5.2.1
license: MIT
updated: 2008-09-25
downloads: 879
Ventana3d 0.6.2 Beta

Ventana3d project is a 3D desktop environment for X11 applications.

developer: Luis Revilla
version: 0.6.2 Beta
license: GPL
updated: 2007-09-03
downloads: 876
Subtle 0.10.3008

Another tiling window manager with a slightly different approach to place the windows.

developer: Christoph Kappel
version: 0.10.3008
license: GPL
updated: 2011-08-18
downloads: 863
Toy'd 0.01

Toy'd is an advanced next-generation Window Manager.

developer: Barratis
version: 0.01
license: GPL
updated: 2006-06-14
downloads: 856
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