[dwm] DWM as a front end for a test machine

From: Amit Uttamchandani <atu13439_AT_csun.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 01:22:29 -0800

Hey guys,

I am preparing a presentation that would introduce a full Free Software Linux system as a test machine for testing network devices. Right now, our company is using windows based system with software such as HyperTerminal (yeah I know), FileZilla ftp/ssh, firefox+bugzilla, tftp server.

After using DWM, I realize Windows XP or even Mac OS X for that matter are very inefficient for these kinds of testing (multiple windows open at once). So I am planning to propose DWM on top of a simple Debian Etch system. Here are the ideas I plan to put out:

 * DWM has multiple "desktops" (a.k.a tags)
  - tags could include: bugzilla, syslog, com1, com2, ftp/ssh client, etc.
 * Tiled mode provides a very effective work environment when working with multiple applications at once.
 * DWM is lightweight, secure, and fast...

I plan to do some comparisons on the cluttered XP desktop compared to an efficient DWM desktop.

Any other ideas or thoughts on getting this to be successfully implemented?

Received on Thu Nov 22 2007 - 10:23:00 UTC

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