Common Windows Managers - Quiz Explanation

The correct answers are indicated below, along with text that explains the correct answers.

1. If your Linux machine is an old Intel 386 with 4MB of memory, what window manager best suits your purposes?
Please select the best answer.
  A. twm
  B. fvwm2
  C. Enlightenment
  D. sawmill
 

The correct answer is B.


fvwm2 requires very little system memory.
Answer A is incorrect because fvwm2 uses less memory than twm.
Answer C is incorrect because Enlightenment consumes a lot of main memory. Answer D is incorrect because sawmill also uses a lot of main memory.

2. Which window manager provided the development base for fvwm2?
Please select the best answer.
  A. Enlightenment
  B. twm
  C. AfterStep
  D. AnotherLevel
 

The correct answer is B.


twm provided the development base for fvwm2.
Answer A is incorrect because Enlightenment is a completely separate project directed by Red Hat Labs.
Answer C is incorrect because AfterStep simulates the NEXTStep interface. Answer D is incorrect because AnotherLevel is actually a special configuration of fvwm2.