Five Linux Desktops That Aren't Unity or GNOME 3

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Between Unity and GNOME 3, there seems to be no end to the controversy surrounding Linux desktop environments this year.

Unity, of course, has been raising some eyebrows ever since it debuted in Ubuntu 10.10's Netbook Edition last fall, but the debates really took off when it became standard in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal earlier this year.

GNOME 3, however, has turned out to be just as controversial, and if any evidence were required, none other than the father of Linux himself--Linus Torvalds--recently provided it by condemning the desktop environment and switching to Xfce instead.

'The Unholy Mess That Is GNOME 3'

“I have yet to meet anybody who likes the unholy mess that is gnome-3,” wrote Torvalds late last month on Google+.

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