For a long time now I’ve been rather ambivalent about tiling desktops; I can see how, from a space-efficiency standpoint, it might be attractive to use a tiling window manager. I’ve even tried one or two, but it’s not much of a speed boost over any other X-based desktop in my opinion, so I stick with the conventional ones.
But, as always, just when I think I’ve settled on one opinion or another, someone manages to show me how wrong I can be. This time it’s the amazing dwm setup at sillycommigly, which is all at once svelte, streamlined and beautiful (in my own humble opinion, of course).
You might join me on occasion in singing the “pretty is a feature, ugly is subjective” hymn, but I’ll be first in line to admit that those are some lovely screenshots. And I can understand why it the owner calls it “unproductive:” If it was my desktop, I’d spend all my time drooling over it, and probably not get anything done either.