Alternatives to GNOME for all platforms with any license


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  • Xfce icon


    Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • KDE icon


    KDE is an international technology team that creates Free Software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDEs products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • KDE make two desktops that are GNOME alternatives: KDE 4 and its successor Plasma 5. Both are popular, extensible and compatible with Qt much more than with GTK. KDE is known for having a huge, huge amount of options built right in (rather than accessed via extensions, like in GNOME). It's also a more "classic" desktop experience - people coming from Windows will find it more familiar than they will find GNOME. JohnFastmanApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Cinnamon icon


    Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    • Very handy, working well, great applets and themes. Little too high on resources though. This is my personal favourite. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • MATE icon


    MATE is a fork of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    • Mate is an open source desktop environment forked from GNOME 2. That happened because GNOME 3 was not to some people's liking; it drastically changed how the desktop experience is organized. Mate is highly customizable, relatively light on resources, a tiny bit dated now, but very usable and gives XFCE a run for its money. JohnFastmanApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • LXDE icon


    The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment. Maintained by an international community of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • LXQt icon


    LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Unity icon


    Unity is a shell interface for the Gnome desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd for its Ubuntu operating system. It is designed to make more efficient use of...

    Open Source Linux

  • Enlightenment icon


    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • Budgie icon


    Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Solus OS and is part of the Solus Project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance.

    Open Source Linux

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    Lumina Desktop Environment

    Lumina is a lightweight, BSD licensed, standards-compliant desktop environment based upon Qt and Fluxbox. It is being developed on PC-BSD, and is being packaged for...

    Open Source Linux BSD PC-BSD

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  • EDE icon


    Equinox Desktop Environment is simple and small graphical desktop environment for UNIX operating systems

    Open Source Linux BSD Solaris

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  • Elokab icon


    Elokab Desktop Environment is an open-source independent desktop environment for Linux which uses QT libraries like KDE .

    Open Source Linux

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  • Bluetile icon


    Bluetile is a tiling window manager for Linux, designed to integrate with the GNOME desktop environment. It provides both a traditional, stacking layout mode as well as...

    Open Source Linux

  • Cairo Shell icon

    Cairo Shell

    Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows. Its goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards.

    Open Source Windows

    • This is an environment for Windows, so it's not a suitable alternative to a Linux desktop environment. Buster_BlueYesterday Disagree   Agree

GNOME Comments

please somebody add a screenshot of GNOMEadress: http://lib ... -1 Helpful

Comment by ondrapelech
about GNOME Jun 2011

please somebody add a screenshot of GNOME
label: "A GNOME 2.28 desktop"