Joined: July 2004
||Posted: July 25 2006,04:28
Fluxbox is definitely not "as fast as it gets", if you mean is there anything other than fluxbox which is faster. However, it is a nearly perfect compromise between speed and features.
Getting rid of the background image and using a minimal style will free a few Ks of memory. Also shut off torsmo, fluxter, icons, and the wmswallow/docked.lua combo. These things won't make a noticeable difference on a new machine, but they will help if you need to put a lot of focus on conserving resources.
From what I have heard, jwm is actually a little lighter than fluxbox, but there are other window managers that beat both in size and speed. evilwm and dwm are two of the smallest and fastest window managers I've used, both a little under 30k, and I'm watching the development of a new one called quark that so far is smaller than either of those....though it's still pretty buggy. I honestly wouldn't recommend any of them to someone who likes his mouse, but fluxbox is, as i said, a happy medium.