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    FVWM Beginners Guide for download

    Hi Community,

    If you have tried out all available Linux-desktop-environments, sucked every update over a long period, then perhaps comes the time you are tired from playing with static built-in gadgets and you wish to stay with a rational, slim, fast and versatilely configurable window-manager, you CAN implement in all imaginable features and eye-candies to your taste and much more - but you NEED NOT to - then you perhaps arrive at FVWM at last

    I got linked at FVWM-homepage ( on the FVWM Beginners Guide of Jaimos F Skriletz:

    This rare manual provides great support for FVWM-newbies. It is published under the GNU Free Documentation License. The problem I had with it was the non-printer-friendly-format, so I made a PDF-document out of it. That was much more work than I had expected. So I decided to share the result with other interested people. I have packed the PDF- and the HTML-version in a ZIP-archive of about 4 MB size. You can download it using this link:

    Thank you for your attention.

    Best regards.


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    Linux Newbie pajamabama's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    In another time's forgotten space
    I haven't seen FVWM for like 5 years. It was the last desktop I used. I haven't really used Linux since then until about 6 months ago. Back then it looked pretty boxy. Very utilitarian. I checked out some of the screen shots they have up now and am impressed. I didn't realize that there was anyone still developing it. Cool.
    HP Pavilion dv6000t
    Intel Centrino Duo 2.0GHz
    nVidia GeForce Go 7400
    Fedora 10

    The real question is what time is it and why the hell am I still screwing around with my computer?

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    Thanks for the links.

    I've tried fvwm a number of times (the latest time being this past weekend) and love the speed it offers, but I always get discouraged because setup is so time consuming, and simply too much work for my level of interest.

    I'll probably play with it more within the next few weeks, though.

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    Hi Community,

    Here is a website of a female FVWM-Fan:

    Thanks for your comment, Ozar. I must admit that I never have used FVWM. I just tried to deliver a masterpiece of advertising or marketing here . Joking apart, I am a linux beginner and I do www-data-mining-studies to affirm my decision to move from M$ Windows to Linux. I think that is quite normal when one has to work professionally with an OS (see current linux-migration of the administration of german town Munich). I need a stable and conservative graphical environment for my office work and script programming. The self-presentation of FVWM has given to me the most serious impression. I expect that working with FVWM will be easier and faster than with any other window manager when one has familiarized with it. I believe in earnest for now that studying FVWM-documentation will be a profitable investment.

    Best regards.


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