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Old 02-06-2002, 12:45 PM   #1
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Question Definitions..?


What's the difference between the following?

A Window Manager

A Desktop Environment

A Display Manage

Also where does Gnome, KDE, GDM, KDM fit into there?

Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2002, 02:05 PM   #2
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A Window Manager manages windows - where they go on screen, what they look like.

A Desktop Environment generally puts icons on the desktop, has office tools, etc.

Display Manager - graphical log in program

Gnome - Desktop Environment

KDE - Desktop Environment

GDM - Gnome Display Manager

KDM - KDE Display Manager
 
Old 02-06-2002, 02:25 PM   #3
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so what's an example of a window manager?

Thanks for the quick response!
 
Old 02-06-2002, 02:40 PM   #4
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check out this site.. has lots of different info on all the window managers and desktops out there for *nix enivronments..
http://www.plig.org/xwinman/
 
Old 02-06-2002, 02:45 PM   #5
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so what's an example of a window manager?
sawfish, aewm, window maker, kwm, twm, icewm, lots more.
 
  


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