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1<chapter id="x-wm">
2<?dbhtml filename="wm.html" dir="x"?>
3<title>Window Managers</title>
4
5<para>Window Mangers and Desktop Environments are the primary user
6interfaces into the <application>X</application> Window System. A window manager is a program
7that controls the appearance of windows and provides the means by which
8the user can interact with them. A Desktop Environment provides a more
9complete interface to the operating system, and provides a range of
10integrated utilities and applications.</para>
11
12<para>There are many Window Mangers available. Some of the more well
13known ones include <application>fvwm2</application>, <application>Window
14Maker</application>, <application>AfterStep</application>,
15<application>Enlightenment</application>,
16<application>Sawfish</application>,
17and <application>Blackbox</application>.</para>
18
19<para>The Desktop Environments available for Linux are
20<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>,
21<application><acronym>KDE</acronym></application>, and
22<application>XFce</application>.</para>
23
24<para>Choosing a Window Manager or Desktop Environment is highly
25subjective. The choice depends on the look and feel of the packages, the
26resources (<acronym>RAM</acronym>, disk space) required, and the utilities included. One web
27site that provides a very good summary of what is available, screenshots,
28and their respective features is <ulink url="http://www.plig.org/xwinman/">Window Managers for X</ulink>.</para>
29
30<para>In this chapter, the installation instructions of
31several Window Managers and one lightweight Desktop Environment are
32presented. Later in the book, both <application><acronym>KDE</acronym></application> and
33<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> have their own Parts.</para>
34
35
36&sawfish;
37&fluxbox;
38&metacity;
39&xfce;
40
41</chapter>
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