Re: the recent article on window managers by angelsun.
I quite like to use icewm on my 486 farm - we have quite a few old 486 machines I have turned into linux development/learning/testbed machines. Gnome and KDE are both dead slow on a 486, but icewm seems to go OK. I usually run icewm over the network using a VNC client (in place of an X Server) on a Windows workstation. VNC is fairly slow too so it is quite a good performance match.
Talking about small independent apps assembled into an operating system. I have to admit, I am constantly surprised how fast those apps are. I compare it to a Windows command line - it seems you can pipe data through a series of *NIX apps faster than you can launch an app in an NT command shell - what key element of *NIX design is responsible for this? Or is it just my imagination?
By the way, Next month I get to start my new community web site application - which will be based on mod_virgule. I've managed to get a general idea of how it goes now - I couldn't get lkcl's version to go so I am currently working on a variant of raph's original. Is anyone else out there currently working on mod_virgule variants?