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    Cinnamon Alternatives

    Cinnamon is described as 'Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to GNOME 2. The underlying technology is forked from GNOME Shell' and is a very popular Desktop Environment in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Cinnamon for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Mac, Windows and Linux Mobile. The best alternative is KDE Plasma, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cinnamon are Xfce (Free, Open Source), GNOME (Free, Open Source), MATE (Free, Open Source) and LXDE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 23, 2022
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    Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop...
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    1. Plasma is a cross-device work environment by the KDE Community where trust is put on the user's capacity to best define their own workflow and preferences.
    2. 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 fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.


    3. GNOME 3 has been designed from the ground up to help you have the best possible computing experience. Learn about what it has to offer.
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      Many users of GNOME 2 dislike GNOME 3. MATE is a fork of the good old GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
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      The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment.


    4. Budgie Desktop is a feature-rich, modern desktop.
    5. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the .
    6. 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 than doing it the old fashioned way and fighting with traditional toolkits, not to mention a traditional...
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      DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment) is a Desktop Environment (DE) written in Qt for Deepin.
    7. Window Maker has a reputation for being fast, efficient and highly stable. Window Maker has been characterized as reproducing "the elegant look and feel of the NeXTstep GUI" and is noted as "easy to configure and easy to use.
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