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==<s>Incorrect Explanation?</s>==
The author begins referring to "login manager" right after listing a different phrase in the title, "Display Manager".
IMHO, a display manager is not a login manager.  The login manager handles just the part of the process that gives the user a place to login and interfaces with the OS authorization process to recognize the user.  The display manager can provide a login manager, but primarily handles the starting of the rest of the graphical interface by starting a new session on a local or remote system.
In the first place a user is given the green light to use the system, but nothing further occurs.  In the second, the user is given the interface with which to work.
I think we need to be a little more precise and clear, and there should be more details.
:Wikipedia is always a good resource in this regard: [[Wikipedia:X display manager (program type)]].
:I've always used the terms interchangeably... -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 10:32, 27 November 2009 (EST)
::I know, many do.  I'm sure I have as well.  It's sort of epidemic out there.  However, it appears clear that there does need to be a distinction because of the difference in actual duties of the two. - [[User:KitchM|KitchM]] 16:46, 27 November 2009 (EST)
:::I think the current state is OK, otherwise ''display managers'' and ''login managers'' would have to be distinguished. Putting [[XDM]] (''X Display Manager'') into the former and [[SLiM]] (''Simple Login Manager'') into the latter would be quite confusing. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 21:40, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
::::Yeah let's leave it like that and close this ancient discussion. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 03:20, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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