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quote: "GNOME with Metacity as the window manager."
what exactly is the point of throwing on the Metacity as the WM bit? It's GNOME, Metacity is the GNOME WM, simple. We don't say KDE with the KWM window manager. ;-)
Posted Oct 30, 2003 2:28 UTC (Thu) by proski (subscriber, #104)
Metacity is a window manager that integrates nicely with GNOME 2. Originally an experiment, it's now turning out to be halfway usable and lots of people are using it, though there are still some caveats - be sure to read the README.
Re: window manager
Posted Oct 30, 2003 15:10 UTC (Thu) by jamesh (guest, #1159)
So lets see
What exactly is the difference?
Posted Oct 30, 2003 16:59 UTC (Thu) by sideshow (guest, #2791)
Posted Oct 31, 2003 5:06 UTC (Fri) by jamesh (guest, #1159)
Gnome, as distributed from ftp.gnome.org ships with metacity. A third party is free to make modifications to what they distribute, in accordance with the licenses on the various packages. I am simply stating that an unmodified Gnome ships with Metacity, the same way KDE ships with kwm.
Both Gnome and KDE have rewritten and replaced components of their respective desktops over the years. However, the switch to Metacity as the default is not something new for Gnome (it happened in 2.2), or Red Hat/Fedora (they were using Metacity in RH8).
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