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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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X Window System Look and Feel

It can only get better from here. Let's continue our lesson and learn more about customization. Launching the X Window System is mostly the responsibility of the particular window manager you've chosen to run. This section will help you learn which window manager to use based on your particular needs. For now, though, let's talk generally about what window managers can do for you and why you may want to use them.

Today, there are many window managers to choose from. Selection is good; it maintains competition, which leads to increased value in the products you use. As with all competing products, some window managers are good and some aren't. Although there are differences from one manager to another, all window ...

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