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The Xubuntu Difference

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| There are many different operating systems based on Linux: Debian, SuSE, 
| Gentoo, Red Hat, and Mandriva are examples. Xubuntu is yet another contender 
| in what is already a highly competitive world. So what makes Xubuntu 
| different?   
| Xubuntu is part of the Ubuntu family of Linux distributions, and is based on 
| Debian, one of the most widely acclaimed, technologically advanced, and 
| well-supported distributions. Xubuntu aims to create a distribution that 
| provides an up-to-date and coherent Linux system for desktop and server 
| computing. Xubuntu includes a number of carefully selected packages from the 
| Debian distribution and retains its powerful package management system which 
| allows easy installation and clean removal of programs. Unlike most 
| distributions that ship with a large amount of software that may or may not 
| be of use, Xubuntu's list of packages is reduced to a number of important 
| applications of high quality.         


The Window Manager Dilemma  

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| That angle is the dilemma we have with the wide array of existing Linux (and 
| BSD) window managers.     



21 of the Best Free Linux Window Managers

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| An X Window manager is software that manages the windows that applications
| bring up. For example, when you start an application, there will be a window
| manager running in the background, responsible for the placement and
| appearance of windows.
| It is important not to confuse a window manager with a desktop environment. A
| desktop environment typically consists of icons, windows, toolbars, folders,
| wallpapers, and desktop widgets. They provide a collection of libraries and
| applications made to operate cohesively together. A desktop environment
| contains its own window manager.


All window managers are not equal in screen redraw speed.

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| I have been going through a stage of trying several different window managers
| and I found something that surprised me. The screen redraw speed of different
| window managers have a visual difference in screen redraw speed.
| For an example I spent several days using openbox and enlightenment as the
| window manager for KDE and as the sole window manager with nothing else. On
| all of them I ran mythtv for watching television.


20 Most Nimble and Simple X Window Managers for Linux

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| One of the best ways to speed up your Linux desktop is to utilize an
| ultra-lightweight window manager. To all speed-conscious techies, minimalist
| lovers, and to those who are still hoping to revive their ageing computer
| hardware, let me introduce you to the 20 most nimble and simple X window
| managers for Linux.


The Big X Window Manager Guide (with Screenshots)

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| So what are window managers? Officially, a window manager in GNU/Linux is a
| piece of software which controls placement and appearance of windows in a
| graphical user interface in X. So, what you get is a module which could be
| used in a desktop environment, or as a desktop environment (in conjuction
| with other modules, such as a idesk). All the WMs listed here can easily be
| obtained through your distribution’s respective repositories. You can also
| visit the project’s website and download the WM from there.

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