Alternatives to IceWM for all platforms with any license

  • i3

    A dynamic tiling window manager designed for X11, inspired by wmii, and written in C.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Openbox

    Openbox is a highly configurable, next generation window manager with extensive standards support. The *box visual style is well known for its minimalistic...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • awesome

    A dynamic window manager for the X Window System developed in the C and Lua programming languages. .

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Xmonad

    xmonad is a dynamically tiling X11 window manager that is written and configured in Haskell. In a normal WM, you spend half your time aligning and searching for windows....

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Linux

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  • Bluetile

    Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • bspwm

    A tiling window manager based on binary space partitioning.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Ratpoison

    Ratpoison is a simple window manager with no fat library dependencies, no fancy graphics, no window decorations, and no rodent dependence. The screen can be split into...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Sway

    Sway is a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager, but for Wayland instead of X11.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • herbstluftwm

    herbstluftwm is a manual tiling window manager for X11 using Xlib and Glib.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • wmii

    wmii is a small, dynamic window manager for X11. It is scriptable, has a 9p filesystem interface and supports classic and tiling (acme-like) window management. It aims...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • spectrwm

    spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11. It tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used for much more important stuff....

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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  • pekwm

    pekwm is a window manager that once up on a time was based on the aewm++ window manager, but it has evolved enough that it no longer resembles aewm++ at all. It has a...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Way Cooler

    A tiling Wayland window manager, written in Rust, configurable using Lua, and extendable with D-Bus.

    Free Open Source Linux

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