Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

How-to: Picking a desktop environment in Linux

Filed under
Linux
Software

We've taken you through a tour of Window Managers in Linux, and now it's time to show you the Window Manager's bigger brother: the desktop environment, or DE for short. With a sea of choices out there, we can see where Linux newbies might feel a bit overwhelmed. Catch us after the break and we'll show you some of our favorites, along with a few honorable mentions.

First things first: a desktop environment is an implementation of a graphical user interface commonly mimicking a physical desktop. Think about your grade school desktop on your computer screen, with folders, binders and notepaper and you'll get the idea. A desktop environment also encompasses a slew of other tools to assist you in graphical computing.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story What’s new in Fedora 22 Workstation Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 9:57am
Story Watch: Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote at the OpenStack Summit 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 11:10pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 11:05pm
Story Going Free/Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 10:43pm
Story Tiny SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on Atmel Cortex-A5 SoC Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 10:37pm
Story Latest in Kubuntu/Canonical Feud Rianne Schestowitz 4 27/05/2015 - 10:24pm
Story Meet Geary: A Thunderbird Email Client Alternative on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 9:05pm
Story Philly’s open source mentorship program is back and expanding to 3 cities Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:28pm
Story SourceForge hijacks GIMP account, loads it with adware Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:24pm
Story The 5 best distros for the Gnome desktop Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:22pm