Originally Posted by jggimi
My primary WM is XFCE. I use XFCE primarily because of xfce4-panel and terminal.
So you like that CDE look? Unfortunately xfce looks too modern for my retro eyes. You can use xfce4-panel with any WM you like. I used it with OpenBox.Then I start dropping things one by one so that I do not have to install them unless really necessary.
You might find JWM to be a very good solution as it has a panel with the task bar which is highly configurable and it is very light on resources far lighter than IceWM which has similar look and feel.