"In the land of Linux user interfaces, nestled snuggly between
the elegant kernel code and your keyboard & mouse, two
powerhouses dominate the desktop. These advanced graphical
interfaces are the K Desktop Environment, known simply as KDE by
its fans and foes, and GNOME, which is an acronym for (I'm not
making this up) GNU Network Object Model Environment. Chances are
that you've probably heard of several other projects of this type
that facilitate the manipulation of user programs and files, and
they're probably window managers, which are much lighter and not as
full-featured as desktop environments such as the aforementioned
KDE and GNOME. However, I'm willing to wager that less than five
percent of you reading this article have ever heard of the slick,
rapidly-developed Fluxbox window manager.
"Many folks decide that they don't want to deal with the bloat
that KDE and GNOME introduce to one's machine. Still, others simply
don't have the hardware to comfortably handle such
eyecandy-intensive desktop environments; ergo , they couldn't use
such environments without becoming incredibly frustrated with their
sluggish performance on low-end hardware..."
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