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Screenshot of FVWM95
Developer(s)Luis Hector Peraza Gonzalez
Stable release
2.0.43f / May 3, 2003; 17 years ago (2003-05-03)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
TypeWindow manager
LicenseGNU General Public License

FVWM95 is a window manager for the X Window System based on the popular FVWM 2 window manager. It is similar to the original FVWM, but is designed to closely resemble the look of Windows 95.

FVWM95 was for a while a rather popular window manager; for example, Red Hat Linux 5.0 used it as the default. It is no longer as popular, nor is it well-maintained or included in modern Linux distributions. FVWM98 is a derivative of FVWM95 that is designed to look like Windows 98 instead of Windows 95.

FVWM95 was included in Debian since 2000[1] but was removed in 2006 because of incompatibility with UTF-8 character encoding system.[2]

Similar window managers include Qvwm, IceWM and JWM.


  • Windows 95-like appearance.
  • Taskbar for quick window switching.
  • Virtual desktop support.
  • Most features from FVWM 2 (may not include absolute latest bleeding-edge capabilities).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "fvwm95". Debian Package Tracking System. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  2. ^ "#397512 fvwm95 doesn't understand utf-8 locales at all". Debian Bug report logs. Retrieved 27 September 2016.

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