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Window Managers

X-Windows is a bit like an operating system. It provides all functions needed for a graphical user interface except a user interface. This works in the same way the operating system needs a shell to communicate with the user. X-Windows needs a window manager which provides functions like resizing of windows, dragging windows across the desktop, deciding the focus policy and other features.

Mark O. Stitson
Wed Sep 25 10:45:32 BST 1996