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IceWM
Image:Icewm-logo.png

IceWM screenshot (IceDesert theme)
Developed by Marko Maček
Latest release 1.2.34 / December 27, 2007
OS Linux, BSD
Genre Window Manager
License GNU GPL and GNU LGPL
Website www.icewm.org

In Unix computing, IceWM is a window manager for the X Window System graphical infrastructure, written by Marko Maček. It was coded from scratch in C++ and is released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. It is relatively lightweight in terms of memory and CPU usage, and comes with themes that allow it to imitate the UI of Windows 95, OS/2, Motif, and other graphical user interfaces. Image File history File links Icewm-default. ... For other uses, see Software developer (disambiguation). ... Code complete redirects here. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... An operating system (OS) is a software that manages computer resources and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... BSD redirects here. ... A window manager is computer software that controls the placement and appearance of windows within a windowing system in a graphical user interface; they are typically associated with X Window (see X window manager), but alternative shells for Microsoft Windows have also emerged. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... GPL redirects here. ... GNU logo The GNU Lesser General Public License (formerly the GNU Library General Public License) is an FSF approved Free Software license designed as a compromise between the GNU General Public License and simple permissive licenses such as the BSD license and the MIT License. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®, sometimes also written as or ® with small caps) is a computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... An X window manager is software that controls the placement and appearance of windows under the X Window System, a windowing system mainly used on Unix-like systems. ... “X11” redirects here. ... C++ (pronounced ) is a general-purpose programming language. ... The GNU Lesser General Public License (formerly the GNU Library General Public License) or LGPL is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation. ... Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system. ... OS/2 is a computer operating system, initially created by Microsoft and IBM, then later developed by IBM exclusively. ... Screenshot of an application that uses the Open Motif toolkit Motif is a widget toolkit for building graphical user interfaces under the X Window System on Unix and other POSIX-compliant systems. ... GUI redirects here. ...

IceWM's Start Menu is intended to resemble Windows 95
IceWM's Start Menu is intended to resemble Windows 95

IceWM is meant to excel in look and feel while being lightweight and customizable.


IceWM can be configured from plain text files stored in a user's home directory, making it easy to customize and copy settings. IceWM has an optional, built-in taskbar with menu, tasks display, network and CPU meters, mail check and configurable clock. Official support for GNOME and KDE menus was previously available as a separate package. In recent IceWM versions, support for them is embedded. External graphical programs for editing configuration and menu exist.
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IceWM FAQ and Howto: Installation (689 words)
The IceWM developers provide RPM packages for all new releases independently from the distributions which use this package format.
IceWM (0.9.3x and up) uses the standard GNU autoconf tool, so installation of IceWM is much the same as the installation of any other package that uses this tool.
IceWM comes with a configure script that can be supplied with several compile-time options.
September 2002 Linux Productivity Magazine: Using IceWM (7081 words)
IceWM is completely compatible with both Gnome and KDE apps, as long as you install the full IceWM, and not "IceWM-Light".
IceWM is light weight, keyboard friendly, Gnome and KDE compatibile, with a look and feel similar to Windows 95.
IceWM has a couple flaws such as the focus problem (which happens less and less on modern versions), and less than stellar cut and paste, which can be enhanced with a clipboard program such as klipper.
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