What a wonderful distro. It's got everything you need including "synaptic" program manager. It looks really great, it's fast and a pleasure to use. I really hope it can be maintained and keeps going.
I really can't understand why it's not higher up in the rankings ??
I use desktop, but windowmaker+ldpanel+dockapps+gkrellm+dolphin+ understand what wmaker can do and some time of themenig, is, in my experience the best desktop of linux, specillay with devuan, the best distribution. Is my experience, wm don't faiil you, you have all what you need as you need
My version is .95.7-3, though I don't see an option for that.
Of course, WML uses Debian as a base, so in that respect, it is much like Debian, it is fairly usable out of the box, but needs to be worked with a little bit.
I'll be honest, I'm a very average end-user. In the past, I've used Xfce in Debian as my desktop environment, and have become a lot more familiar with using Linux, but still Window Maker can be tricky. I recently installed it on an old laptop and have had to fix a lot of things. Don't get this distro if you aren't willing to spend some time learning or don't already know what you´re doing, and really, start out with something easier. I still have problems waking the system back up after shutting my laptop. Also, because Firefox doesn't support Alsa anymore, WML is starting to seem a bit dated, but it seems a new version was released recently, so my thoughts may be a bit dated too. Setting custom icons can be finicky, while the application is running, it reverts to whatever the original icon was in the drawer. There also isn't great support for it. Existing answers are often years old and not super applicable.
If you're like me, you use WM for the look. It's lovely. For that alone it gets my vote as awesome. I'm really glad someone is maintaining this, and look forward to continued future support!
I saw a 5 Star review of this Distro on Linux Insider, and decided to try it. Very surprised how great the Window Maker window manager works. Very fast, has a slight learning curve, but worth it. Lots of features, and i love the retro look of it. Definitely a keeper. So far, no cons.
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