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What is the best window manager?
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Best Window Manager?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:01 am 
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One of the guiding philosophies of The X Window System is that its functionality is achieved through the co-operation of separate components, rather than everything being entwined in one huge mass (or should that be mess?). The advantage of this is that a particular part of the system can be changed simply by replacing the relevant component. The best example of this is the concept of a window manager which is essentially the component which controls the appearance of windows and provides the means by which the user can interact with them. Virtually everything which appears on the screen in X is in a window, and a window manager quite simply manages them.

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dur... huh?

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Sigh. Must be a clueless microsoft [L]user.

Unlike the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows platforms, which have historically provided a vendor-controlled, fixed set of ways to control how windows and panes display on a screen and how the user may interact with them; with Unix systems the user can choose between various third-party window managers which differ from one another in several ways including:

customizability of appearance and functionality

textual menus used to start programs and/or change options

docks and other graphical ways to start programs

multiple desktops and virtual desktops (desktops larger than the physical monitor size), and pagers to switch between them

consumption of memory and other system resources

degree of integration with a desktop environment, which provides a more complete interface to the operating system, and provides a range of integrated utilities and applications.

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