<CT> Re: Microsoft discontinuing support for Linux

  • From: Erwin Dokter <edokter@xxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 17:02:01 +0200

Brian L. Johnson wrote:
> I use a Window Manager called WindowMaker, with the Gnome Desktop - you
> can see a recent shot of it at http://www.blj8.com/current-shot.html
> (A window manager it the modular part of the X-windows GUI that well,
> manages the windows, such as minimizing and maximizing the windows, size
> and placement, as well as drawing the titlebars and window borders. You
> change the wm, and you change the window decorations, and many wm's such
> as Enlightenment and Sawfish you can change the window decorations
> themselves as part of the theme)

So, if I get this right, the Window Manager is actually the equivalent
of the Windows GDI subsystem, which manages windows drawing and provides
an API giving access the screen... while components like Gnome / KDE are
equivalent of the Windows "shell", providing a basic user interface
allowing users to manage tasks and files.

Do I win a prize?

-- Erwin Dokter
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