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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 X Windows 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 fvwm2, Window Maker, AfterStep, Enlightenment, Sawfish,
14and Blackbox.</para>
15
16<para>The Desktop Environments available for Linux are GNOME, KDE, and
17XFce.</para>
18
19<para>Choosing a Window Manager or Desktop Environment is highly
20subjective. The choice depends on the look and feel of the packages, the
21resources (RAM, disk space) required, and the utilities included. One web
22site that provides a very good summary of what is available, screenshots,
23and their respective features is <ulink
24url="http://www.plig.org/xwinman/">Window Managers for X</ulink>.</para>
25
26<para>In this chapter, the installation instructions of
27several Window Managers and one minimalistic Desktop Environment are presented. Later in the book, both KDE and Gnome have their own Parts.</para>
28
29&sawfish;
30&enlightenment;
31&fluxbox;
32
33&xfce;
34
35</chapter>
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