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

From: Wyrmskull <>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 05:50:03 +0100

If you realease it as a "live distro" we could have a minimal dwm
environment under VirtualBox Xen or QEmu. You could run this
environment even inside Windows, just to show a faster comparison. I
always liked the idea of a minimal system with dwm to make people
really feel the difference.


2007/11/22, Amit Uttamchandani <>:
> 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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