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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> 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 <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
20GNOME, <acronym>KDE</acronym>, and
21<application>XFce</application>.</para>
22
23<para>Choosing a Window Manager or Desktop Environment is highly
24subjective. The choice depends on the look and feel of the packages, the
25resources (<acronym>RAM</acronym>, disk space) required, and the utilities included. One web
26site that provides a very good summary of what is available, screenshots,
27and their respective features is <ulink url="http://www.plig.org/xwinman/">Window Managers for X</ulink>.</para>
28
29<para>In this chapter, the installation instructions of
30several Window Managers and one lightweight Desktop Environment are
31presented. Later in the book, both <acronym>KDE</acronym> and
32GNOME have their own Parts.</para>
33
34&sawfish;
35&fluxbox;
36&metacity;
37&xfce;
38
39</chapter>
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