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Old 12-13-2004, 06:00 PM   #1
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Window Manager Vs. Destop environment

Whats the difference between Window managers and Desktop Environments ? Are gnome and KDE both of these idea combined or just one ??
Old 12-13-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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Gnome and KDE both have a window manager integrated. KDEs is Kwin or something I think (not sure), and Gnome uses metacity now, it used to use sawfish.

Desktop environments include all those nice apps you use like the taskbar, nautilus or konqueror gedit, kedit etc...
Old 12-13-2004, 08:34 PM   #3
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A desktop environment has more useful stuff however you probably won't need a lot of it. A window manager is pretty barebones but fast, it manages windows, that's it...


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