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Re: Can Debian's paranoia be tamed

Richard Owlett writes:
> I suspect I'm looking more for a display manager than a desktop
> environment.

You don't mean a display manager: that's GDM, XDM, etc
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_manager>.  You mean a window
manager such as FVWM, etc <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_manager>.

> I'm beginning to think the line between them can at times be blurry.

Display managers, and particularly window managers and desktop
environments <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_environment> are
often confounded.  A window manager is a component of a desktop
environment.  Decent desktop environments allow you to use the window
manager of your choice.

John Hasler

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