Windowing System, Desktop Environment, Window Manager

Windowing System

Windowing system
Display server

X Window System

X Window System

Remote Desktop

Desktop Environment

Desktop Environments
Comparison of X Window System desktop environments
What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available?

Window Manager

Window Manager
Comparison of X Window Managers

How to determine which window manager is running

$ sudo apt-get install wmctrl
$ man wmctrl
-m  Display information about the window manager ...
$ wmctrl -m
Name: Metacity


Compositing Window Manager

Widget Toolkits

List of widget toolkits

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