6 of the Best Lean Linux Desktop EnvironmentsDec 01, 2008, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"First, let's clear up one area of frequent confusion; the difference between a desktop environment and a window manager. A desktop environment typically consists of icons, windows, toolbars, folders, wallpapers, and desktop widgets. They provide a collection of libraries and applications made to operate cohesively together. A desktop environment contains its own window manager, which is responsible for the placement and appearance of windows.
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