IceWM screenshot (IceDesert theme)
|Stable release||1.3.8 / November 17, 2013|
|Preview release||1.3.8pre1 / 19 November 2011|
|License||GNU GPL and GNU LGPL|
IceWM is a stacking window manager for the X Window System graphical infrastructure, written by Marko Maček. It was written 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 GUI of Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 7, OS/2, Motif, and other graphical user interfaces. 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.
- Comparison of X window managers
- Spri, a former lightweight Linux distribution which used IceWM as its default user interface
- Saunders, Mike (March 2008). "Lightweight window managers". Linux Format (UK: Future Publishing) (103).
- Paul, Ryan (14 November 2007). "Eeextremely Eeenticing: a review of the Asus Eee PC". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
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