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Title: Amiwm  
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Subject: X window manager, Cwm (window manager), Compiz, Awesome (window manager), Compositing window manager
Collection: X Window Managers
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Developer(s) Marcus Comstedt
Stable release 0.21pl2 / July 20, 2010
Type Window manager
License Source code available

In computing, the AMIga Window Manager (amiwm) is a stacking window manager for the X Window System.

Amwim was written by Marcus Comstedt. "The purpose of amiwm is to make life more pleasant for Amiga-freaks like myself who has/wants to use UNIX workstations once in a while."

Amiwm emulates the Amiga Workbench screen. The author has indicated that he intends to keep up with any Amiga interface changes in the future.

In 2000, TuxRadar selected Amiwm as one of the year's best window managers[1]


Features of the amiwm window manager include:

  • Supports iconification of running tasks
  • Window borders
  • Window titlebars
  • Titlebar buttons for menu, minimize, maximize, and close
  • Desktop shortcuts


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External links

  • amiwm homepage
  • page on Amiwm
  • amiwm patch to make it look like Amiga OS 1.x

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