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

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 10:37:31 +0100

One remark, please use the lowercase dwm, because DWM is the
abbreviation of that Desktop Window Manager of Windows Vista as
well. Not that someone misunderstands that ;)


On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 01:22:29AM -0800, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Amit

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