LXDE is a free desktop environment for Unix and other POSIX compliant platforms, such as Linux or BSD. The name LXDE stands for "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment".
LXDE is a project aimed to provide a new desktop environment which is lightweight and fast. It's not designed to be powerful and
... [More] bloated, but to be usable and slim enough, and keep the resource usage low. Different from other desktop environments, we don't tightly integrate every component. Instead, we tried to make all components independent, and each of them can be used independently with few dependencies.
LXDE uses Openbox as its default Window Manager and aims at offering a lightweight and fast desktop based on mutually independents components. [Less]
Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment. In every way possible, it reproduces the elegant look and feel of the NEXTSTEP[tm] user interface. It is fast, feature rich, easy to configure, and easy to use. It is also
... [More] free software, with contributions being made by programmers from around the world.
Window Maker includes compatibility options which allow it to work with other popular desktop environments, namely GNOME and KDE, and comes with a powerful GUI configuration editor, called WPrefs, which removes the need to edit text-based config files by hand. Please see the features section for more specifics on what Window Maker can do, and how it compares with other popular window managers. [Less]
LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.
LXQt is a fast and stable desktop environment
... [More] already usable on production desktops.
It will not get in your way. It will not hang or slow down your system. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel.
Already available on most mainstream distributions and with partial FreeBSD support. Try it out at home or in a VM! [Less]
monsterwm is a minimal, lightweight, tiny but monsterous dynamic tiling window manager. It will try to stay as small as possible. Currently under 750 lines with the config file included. It provides a set of different layout modes (see below), and has partial floating mode support. Each virtual
... [More] desktop has its own properties, unaffected by other desktops' settings. For screenshots and ramblings/updates check the topic on ArchLinux forums. [Less]