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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
awesome is a highly configurable, next generation framework window manager for X. It is very fast, extensible and licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license.
It is primarly targeted at power users, developers and any people dealing with every day computing tasks and who want to have fine-grained control on its graphical environment.
First step: don’t forget about that Windows(r) key
When you open awesome for the first time, all you get is a dark theme, with a gray wallpaper. You will have a statusbar on the top with a clock on the right, a weird icon next to it and some numbers on the left (1..9).
First thing first, the magic key here is the “Windows Key” that almost all the PC keyboards have, and the behavior is based on Vi, the text editor. From now on the “Windows key” will be just modkey.