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1<chapter id="x-wm">
2<?dbhtml filename="wm.html" ?>
3<title>Window Managers</title>
4
5<sect1 id="Introduction">
6<title>Introduction</title>
7
8<para>Window Mangers and Desktop Environments are the primary user
9interfaces into the <application>X</application> Window System. A window manager is a program
10that controls the appearance of windows and provides the means by which
11the user can interact with them. A Desktop Environment provides a more
12complete interface to the operating system, and provides a range of
13integrated utilities and applications.</para>
14
15<para>There are many Window Mangers available. Some of the more well
16known ones include <application>fvwm2</application>, <application>Window
17Maker</application>, <application>AfterStep</application>,
18<application>Enlightenment</application>,
19<application>Sawfish</application>,
20and <application>Blackbox</application>.</para>
21
22<para>The Desktop Environments available for Linux are
23<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>,
24<application><acronym>KDE</acronym></application>, and
25<application>XFce</application>.</para>
26
27<para>Choosing a Window Manager or Desktop Environment is highly
28subjective. The choice depends on the look and feel of the packages, the
29resources (<acronym>RAM</acronym>, disk space) required, and the utilities included. One web
30site that provides a very good summary of what is available, screenshots,
31and their respective features is <ulink url="http://www.plig.org/xwinman/">Window Managers for X</ulink>.</para>
32
33<para>In this chapter, the installation instructions of
34several Window Managers and one lightweight Desktop Environment are
35presented. Later in the book, both <application><acronym>KDE</acronym></application> and
36<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> have their own
37sections.</para>
38</sect1>
39
40&sawfish;
41&fluxbox;
42&metacity;
43&xfce;
44
45</chapter>
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