Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Desktop Linux: Diversity is the New Reality

Filed under
Linux

Everyone agrees that desktop Linux has become more diverse in the last couple of years. But how diverse? And how are the dethroned dominant environments responding?

Several indicators are available from Distrowatch, the site that attempts to track distributions.

To start with, as I write, Distrowatch's last ten updates (from September 27 to October 8) include two distributions that offer a choice of default desktops, one that offers GNOME or KDE, and one apiece that uses IceWM, LXDE, and Xfce. Four use GNOME, but none use precisely the same version: one uses Cinnamon, Linux Mint's recreation of GNOME 2: one ships Mate, Linux Mint's set of extensions that converts GNOME 3 into GNOME 2, one offers GNOME 3 with a large number of extensions, and the fourth ships GNOME with its own modifications. Neither KDE nor Unity are among the default desktops of the distributions mentioned.

full story




More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Amazon Linux 2 Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2017 - 5:13am
Story Slax 9.3.0 beta ready for download Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2017 - 4:56am
Story Wine 3.0 RC2 Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2017 - 4:52am
Story Games Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2017 - 1:11am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2017 - 1:02am
Story KDE Partition Manager 3.3 and future work Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2017 - 12:54am
Story Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” KDE and Xfce Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2017 - 12:42am
Story Kdenlive 17.12.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2017 - 10:38am
Story Systemd 236 Brings Support For LUKS2 Encrypted Partitions, New Options Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2017 - 6:17am
Story Red Hat: 5 focal points for Kubernetes Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2017 - 6:14am