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A suggestion for the article: could someone add a note on how to pronounce twm? I say "tomb" to rhyme with the Welsh word cwm (as in Cwm Rhondda) but I really have no idea. --Northernhenge (talk) 22:30, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
I just pronounce each letter individually. :P Pegasus«C¦T» 06:35, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
I've never heard it described other than as "T-W-M" - David Gerard (talk) 10:43, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
It is still used. On servers which have a GUI (most are text based though) they generally just install the core X, xterm, and twm (maybe xdm as well) in order to use tools such as the graphical system-config-* under redhat. Its much less bloated than gnome etc... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:40, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
The result of the move request was: not moved. Favonian (talk) 19:12, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Twm → Timeless Window Manager – There are more people who use a Tiling Window Manager than people who use Timeless Window Manager. Therefore, it should have priority in using the abbreviation Twm. This abbreviation is already often used for Tiling Window Managers, and people who look it up will be confused. I will link the articles through hatnotes. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:44, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Strong opposeWP:COMMONNAME is "twm" with it not meaning anything. Ask most people familiar with X11, and twm is this window manager, and it's pre-Motif pre-OpenLook pre-CDE pre-GTK pre-KDE toolkit. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 04:49, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
"Most people familiar with X11" seems like an overexaggeration: it depends to which degree they're familiar with it. I doubt most of the people familiar with it to just any degree would tell me the same. Most people just have it installed but don't use it, and have perhaps never done so either. I'm sure that if I ask the right person, they'll tell me the same as you. But what's more important: which use was older, or which use is more popular? The article itself says that Twm now stands for Timeless Window Manager, so, even disregarding where this page redirects to, Timeless Window Manager is a better title for this article. Can this at least get the same treatment as Gentoo and be a disambiguation page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 12:59, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
Strong oppose per WP:COMMONNAME (most sources refer to twm as twm, and not as Timeless Window Manager) and principle of least astonishment (the executable of twm is called twm, as are the packages and menu items in the window managers that allow switching WM). And I've never seen tiling window manager referred to as twm. — Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (talk) 01:32, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Oppose. No evidence that titling window manager is ever referred to as "twm", much less that this occurs often enough to be a consideration here. Even if there were such evidence, that would suggest making Twm a dab page. --Born2cycle (talk) 00:23, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
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