Most of the content in this blog so far has mainly been shell script or Non GUI tutorials.
I have decided to start doing GUI tutorials as well.
I will be starting with information about Desktop environments/Window managers in Linux (De/Wm for short) by having a brief blog post on each, prefixed with: "De/Wm's:".
I may not cover all De/Wm's but will certainly try to cover quite a few, hopefully including:
There are of course many more.
A window manager is system software that controls the placement and appearance of windows within a windowing system in a graphical user interface.
A desktop environment is a collection of software designed to give functionality and a certain look and feel to an operating system.
A Desktop Environment will have a window manager, however it it possible to run a window manager without a Desktop Environment..... up to a point.
Here are the default Wm's for some De's:
Different Desktop environments and window managers are written in different programming languages and are designed for different purposes.
I will cover this in upcoming articles.