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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE chapter PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<chapter id="x-wm">
9 <?dbhtml filename="wm.html" ?>
10
11 <title>Window Managers</title>
12
13 <sect1 id="wm-introduction">
14 <?dbhtml filename="introduction.html" ?>
15
16 <sect1info>
17 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
18 <date>$Date$</date>
19 </sect1info>
20
21 <title>Introduction</title>
22
23 <para>Window Managers and Desktop Environments are the primary user
24 interfaces into the <application>X</application> Window System. A window
25 manager is a program that controls the appearance of windows and provides
26 the means by which the user can interact with them. A Desktop Environment
27 provides a more complete interface to the operating system, and provides a
28 range of integrated utilities and applications.</para>
29
30 <para>There are many Window Managers available. Some of the more well
31 known ones include <application>fvwm2</application>, <application>Window
32 Maker</application>, <application>AfterStep</application>,
33 <application>Enlightenment</application>,
34 <application>Sawfish</application>,
35 and <application>Blackbox</application>.</para>
36
37 <para>The Desktop Environments available for Linux are
38 <application>GNOME</application>, <application>KDE</application>, and
39 <application>XFce</application>.</para>
40
41 <para>Choosing a Window Manager or Desktop Environment is highly
42 subjective. The choice depends on the look and feel of the packages, the
43 resources (RAM, disk space) required, and the utilities included.
44 One web site that provides a very good summary of what is available,
45 screenshots, and their respective features is
46 <ulink url="http://www.plig.org/xwinman/">Window Managers for
47 X</ulink>.</para>
48
49 <para>In this chapter, the installation instructions of several Window
50 Managers and one lightweight Desktop Environment are presented. Later in
51 the book, both <application>KDE</application> and
52 <application>GNOME</application> have their own sections.</para>
53
54 </sect1>
55
56 <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="sawfish.xml"/>
57 <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="fluxbox.xml"/>
58 <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="metacity.xml"/>
59<!-- <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="xfce.xml"/> -->
60 <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="other-wms.xml"/>
61
62</chapter>
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