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I ran the Enlightenment e16.dmg file from here, , it works pretty good, but it runs on top of the mac osx default Window Manager (Quartz Compositor? i think its called). Is there a way to just run the enlightenment manager?

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You mean, booting into an X11 powered Window Manager instead of the Finder and Quartz? No, this is not possible (unless you install Linux of course and boot this directly).

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Apparently Aqua and Quartz-wm (the X11 implementation) can't be separated, if someone is a glutton for punishment, then they could get XFree86 to work, like was outlined in this thread, . But then you can't run native Mac apps which try to communicate with quart-wm, so its kind of pointless.

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