MSRI User Education Seminar

Tools of the Trade



 
 
 
A Window Manager is:
... that component of the X window system that controls the appearance of windows and provides the resources by which the users can interact with them
 
 

A Desktop Environment:
... works in coordination with the window manager to provide a more comprehensive interface to the operating system as a whole, most coming with its own suite of applications and utilities

Resource: http://www.plig.org/xwinman/intro.html

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