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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" ""> <html xmlns=""> <head> <title>Linux Fest</title> <meta name="copyright" content="Copyright &#169; 2008 by Martin B. Wolske" /> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen, projection, print" href="" /> <script src="" charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen, projection, print" href="" /> </head> <body> <div class="background"> <img id="head-icon" alt="graphic with four colored squares" src="" /> </div> <div class="slide cover"> <div style="text- align:center;width:60%;position:relative;left:20%;top:20%"> <h1> Linux Fest<br /> LIS 451 * Summer 2008<br /> Introduction to Networked Information Systems<br /> </h1> <p> <a href=""> Martin Wolske, Ph.D.</a> ( <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>) </p> </div> </div> <div class="slide" id="ActivityWindowManagers"> <h1>Activity: Window Managers</h1> <ul class="incremental"> <li>Overview: <ul> <li> The goal of this exercise is to experiment with different window managers when all other aspects of the operating system remain identical. </li> </ul> </li> <li>Install and Explore Several Window Managers: <ol class="incremental"> <li>Determine what additional window manager(s) you'd like to try out. You'll have about 20 minutes to experiment <table> <tr> <th>Window Manager</th> <th>Description</th> </tr> <tr> <td>KWM</td>
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<td>The window manager for the KDE desktop. It can be run alone with the GNOME desktop (the default for Mint Linux)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>IceWM</td> <td>A minimalist list-based window manager. Supports themes that can make it look like WinXP, Mac, Amiga, etc.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Enlightenment</td> <td>A futuristic metallic look-and-feel environment</td> </tr> <tr> <td>FVWM</td> <td>A good balance of speed and features</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Window Maker</td> <td>A fast, feature rich, easy to configure, and easy to use window manager that works with GNOME and KDE desktops</td> </tr> </table> </li> <li>Use the Synaptic Package manager to choose the window manger(s) and associated theme(s) of interest</li> <li>Once the installation is finished logout.</li> <li>At the login screen, click on the session link to select a different window manager.</li> <li>Some window managers require additional configuration once logged in (customizing menus, icons, etc.)</li> </ol> </li> <li>Discussion: <ul class="incremental"> <li> What are the advantages and disadvantages of having multiple window managers for an operating system? </li>
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