The above screenshot is from Earsplit running BSPWM. There are many screenshots from different tiling WMs such as i3, awesome, xmonad, dwm, etc etc the list literally goes on and on. At that time I was deciding which one to install and learn from so I digged around asking various members of the forum why they use the tiling WM that they use.
The bottom line is that all of them are great and people move around between different tiling window managers. Well, that didn’t really help in choosing a tiling WM. The best solution possible was to download them all and fire it up, which highlights Archlinux’s flexibility in changing the userland to whatever you want.
The first of these that I tried and mostly stuck with is DWM. Here is a quote from the suckless website:
These two bullet points really struck my interest. As a linux hobbyist and enthusiast, this provided a playground to potentially create/modify some patches in C language. The additional benefit of being fast and secure was the cream topping. I have been using DWM casually for half a year and as my main WM for a few months now.
I also watched JasonWRyan’s introduction video to DWM, where he did an excellent job in showcasing DWM’s basic functionality as well as some great patches that add extra functions.