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Just curious what the major difference would be from Gnome/KDE/Xfce and various window managers (Fluxbox, IceWM). Could I run Linux with just IceWM/Fluxbox, or is it installed with/over Gnome, etc? ...
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- 05-27-2007 #1
What is difference between Gnome/KDE/Xfce and window managers?
If it is, what Distro supports it without major hacking?Dan
- 05-27-2007 #2
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Desktop environments (DE's) like Gnome/KDE come with a terminal, file manager, text editor, and other apps whereas window managers (WM's) just handle the windows that open under the Xserver. You need to add the extra applications you want to run such as those mentioned above.
Yes, you can run Linux with nothing more than IceWM, Fluxbox, or other WM's by themselves, with no need for a big DE.oz
- 05-27-2007 #3