Gnome, KDE, X11, Oh My

Who does What?

  • X11 server manages pixels on your screen

  • X11 clients like xterm and XAS (AIPS TV) do useful stuff

  • Window Manager (fvwm, twm, wmaker, sawfish...) puts decorations around clients, gives menus

  • Desktop Environment (GNOME, KDE, CDE) helps clients talk to each other (e.g., drag-and-drop), can give more menus

Gnome, KDE, X11, Oh My
Pat Murphy