polling my FreeBSD compariots...

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at tensor.gdynia.pl
Mon Mar 12 13:17:39 UTC 2007

> Check out this URL for starters:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11.html

A "desktop environment" can mean anything ranging from a simple window 
manager to a complete suite of desktop applications, such as KDE or GNOME.

"can mean" is very far from definition.

further reading shows that desktop is "where data and applications can be 

i always though that data and application are on disk.

still no definition of desktop, but looks like desktop=ability to display 
icon symbols of files and programs (which are files too) and ability to 
provide "panel" for starting programs and doing some other maintenance.

do i say right?

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