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XML update for Part VIII (X and friends)

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE chapter PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/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<title>Window Managers</title>
11
12<sect1 id="Introduction">
13<title>Introduction</title>
14
15<para>Window Mangers and Desktop Environments are the primary user
16interfaces into the <application>X</application> Window System. A window manager is a program
17that controls the appearance of windows and provides the means by which
18the user can interact with them. A Desktop Environment provides a more
19complete interface to the operating system, and provides a range of
20integrated utilities and applications.</para>
21
22<para>There are many Window Mangers available. Some of the more well
23known ones include <application>fvwm2</application>, <application>Window
24Maker</application>, <application>AfterStep</application>,
25<application>Enlightenment</application>,
26<application>Sawfish</application>,
27and <application>Blackbox</application>.</para>
28
29<para>The Desktop Environments available for Linux are
30<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>,
31<application><acronym>KDE</acronym></application>, and
32<application>XFce</application>.</para>
33
34<para>Choosing a Window Manager or Desktop Environment is highly
35subjective. The choice depends on the look and feel of the packages, the
36resources (<acronym>RAM</acronym>, disk space) required, and the utilities included. One web
37site that provides a very good summary of what is available, screenshots,
38and their respective features is <ulink url="http://www.plig.org/xwinman/">Window Managers for X</ulink>.</para>
39
40<para>In this chapter, the installation instructions of
41several Window Managers and one lightweight Desktop Environment are
42presented. Later in the book, both <application><acronym>KDE</acronym></application> and
43<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application> have their own
44sections.</para>
45</sect1>
46
47<xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="sawfish.xml"/>
48<xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="fluxbox.xml"/>
49<xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="metacity.xml"/>
50<xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="xfce.xml"/>
51
52</chapter>
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