The X Windows System provides the base system for the graphical interface on Linux. It allows programmers to run applications in windows. It also allows users to move windows around on the screen as well as click on items with the mouse.
The X Window System alone isn't enough. You have to have three additional components to create a fully functional Linus GUI system:
The role of the Window manager is to control the appearance of the windows on the screen. It also determines how they are arranged on the screen. Commonly used window managers include the following..
- Window Maker
GUI toolkits are libraries used by programmers to create
X Window applications. On Linux, the
Qt toolkits are
The desktop environment is used to actually
present the GUI desktop to the end user. It allows you to place icons on
the desktop, customize the appearance of your windows, add wallpaper to
the desktop background, and so on. Two very popular Linux desktop
environments include the
K Desktop Environment (KDE) and